Aztec Revenge (Aztec)
By Gary Jennings and Junius Podrug
Forced to flee after killing a man who was beating a horse, Juan the Lepero, who hides his mixed heritage to escape life as a beggar, embarks on a series of adventures as a highwayman, horse thief and wealthy caballero before resolving to rescue a man who once saved his life.
The Black Box (Harry Bosch)
By Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch investigates after a bullet from a recent killing is a match for one used in the unsolved murder of a photographer in 1992.
By Karen Kingsbury
Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge, the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee, remembering the times he and Molly Allen once spent there before she moved to Portland. Now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding.
Cold City (Repairman Jack: The Early Years Trilogy)
By F. Paul Wilson
A first installment in a new prequel trilogy traces the early career of self-styled “fix-it” man Repairman Jack, who, after moving to New York City, establishes relationships with Julio and the Mikulski brothers while investigating a murder, launching a passionate affair and dismantling a child sex slave operation.
By Ellen Hopkins
An MFA student who never dreamed she would become a military wife struggles with her love for her boyfriend, a dedicated Marine who has survived multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and her growing resentment over the war that is tearing their lives apart.
The Dark Winter (Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy)
By David Mark
Investigating a series of suspicious deaths and discovering that each victim was the sole survivor of a tragedy, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy of the northern England port of Hull struggles to balance the demand of the case with the needs of his beloved family.
Dear Life: Stories
By Alice Munro
Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, Munro’s new collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.
Eight Girls Taking Pictures
By Whitney Otto
A sweeping tale inspired by the lives of famous 20th-century female photographers traces the progression of feminism and photography in various world regions as each woman explores private and public goals while balancing the demands of family and creativity.
By Francesca Lia Block
Tackling the challenges of her first years of college while her mother battles cancer at home, Ariel struggles with memories of the best friend who disappeared years earlier and finds unexpected answers in relationships with three seductive residents of an old house in the Berkeley hills.
By Barbara Kingsolver
Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever.
The Giving Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts)
By Jennifer Chiaverini
When the creative residents of Elm Creek gather the week after Thanksgiving to work on quilts for Project Linus, they respond to Sylvia’s provocative questions to alleviate respective personal challenges and learn helpful lessons about the strength of human connections.
Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen
By Mary Sharrat
A tale inspired by the life of the 12th-century abbess, composer and prophet depicts a young girl who, upon being given to the Church, rejects the order’s masochistic piety and finds grace in studying books, growing herbs and rejoicing in divine visions before finding ways to liberate her sisters and herself.
The Labyrinth of Osiris
By Paul Sussman
Detective Arieh-Ben Roi of the Jerusalem police investigates the murder of a well-known Israeli journalist and, with the help of Luxor police detective Yusuf Khalifa, discovers a connection to the mysterious death of a 1930s Egyptologist who had claimed to have uncovered a labyrinth of unfathomable treasures.
The Legend of Broken
By Caleb Carr
An epic account about the kingdom of Broken follows the efforts of a solitary noble soldier to confront legendary medieval adversaries to save a fortress city from internal and external dangers.
The Lighthouse Road
By Peter Geye
In the wilds of early 20th-century Duluth, Minnesota, the orphan son of an immigrant woman tries to build a life for himself and the woman he loves.
By Jami Attenberg
Two siblings with very different personalities attempt to take control of their mother’s food obsession and massive weight gain to save her life after their father walks out and leaves her reeling in the Chicago suburbs.
The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story
By Joan Wickersham
A virtuosic collection of stories that explores the power of love and the impossibility of controlling or understanding it features characters from various times and regions, from Mozart’s 18th-century collaboration with librettist Da Ponte to a 1940s love triangle involving a doctor, a journalist and a President’s wife.
Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum)
By Janet Evanovich
Stephanie tries to track down accused embezzler Geoffrey Cubbin who has vanished without a trace after being hospitalized for emergency surgery.
By Ben Masters
Celebrating with his friends the night before his Oxford graduation, Eliot Lamb reluctantly prepares to confront his feelings for a fellow lover of literature while receiving ominous messages from an ex-girlfriend and revealing a tragic long-time secret.
Poseidon’s Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventures)
By Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
The high-stakes adventures of the intrepid director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency continues as Pitt and his crew search the world over for a missing essential element of the greatest advance in American naval defense technology.
Power Play (Mack Bedford)
By Patrick Robinson
In a near-future world where Israel and the United States have eliminated nuclear threats in Iran and North Korea, Russia plots an aggressive military campaign against America, prompting U.S. Navy SEAL Mack Bedford to conduct a world-changing defense mission.
By Christine Schutt
Ned and Isabel struggled to find artistic fulfillment while engaging in affairs with both old flames and new objects of desire, until they meet an older artistic couple, Clive and Dinah, who give them a new perspective on what it means to love.
A Season of Angels
By Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
At Christmas, a graduate student studying in Cape Light falls in love with his complete opposite, while an ailing family matriarch returns to Angel Island to heal a family rift.
By B. Kent Anderson
A sequel to Cold Gloryfinds history professor Nick Journey and federal agent Meg Tolman investigating a friend’s murder only to uncover a vast conspiracy with ties to France’s support for the Confederacy during the American Civil War, a finding that a dangerous covert group is desperate to keep hidden.
The Stockholm Octavo
By Karen Engellmann
In Stockholm in 1791, self-satisfied bureaucrat Emil Larsson is informed by a fortune teller that, in order to find love and connection, he must first find eight individuals who can help him realize this vision — a search that becomes dangerous when he must pull his country back from rebellion and chaos.
By Ian McEwan
Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War in 1972, Cambridge student Serena Frome, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literacy circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government, a situation that is compromised when she falls in love with him.
The Testament of Mary
By Colm Tóibín
A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son’s crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause.
These Things Happen
By Richard Kramer
Wesley, a 10th grader, tries to navigate through life, despite having divorced parents, a father who has come out as gay and a popular friend who also comes out as gay right after winning a school election.
The Trial of Fallen Angels
By James P. Kimmel
Her happy life shattered when she finds herself covered in blood on a deserted train platform with no memory of what has happened, lawyer and family woman Brek Cuttler is informed that she has died and is invited to join an elite team of lawyers who prosecute and defend souls at the Final Judgment.
By Lynne Sharon Schwarz
When his concert pianist wife dies suddenly, producer Philip fears the discovery of their fraudulent music recordings and descends into a psychological maelstrom of paranoia while reflecting on their life together, his wife’s remarkable career and his views about truth, marriage and perfection.
The Venice Conspiracy
By Sam Christer
Enlisted by the Italian police to help investigate a series of ritualistic killings, ex-priest Tom Shaman teams up with a rookie detective to trace Venice’s dark history and uncovers a deadly secret at the heart of a priceless mosaic.
Victory at Yorktown
By Newt Gingrich; William R. Forstchen; and Albert S. Hanser
A continuation of the best-selling series that includes Valley Forge finds General Washington ending a three-year stalemate and embarking on a secret 300-mile forced march of his entire army to meet the French navy’s Chesapeake Bay blockade and capture Cornwallis’ entire force.
We Are What We Pretend to Be: The First and Last Works
By Kurt Vonnegut
A posthumous double volume of the influential author’s first and last written works, published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of his birth, includes the bitter satire, Basic Training,and the unfinished final novel, If God Were Alive Today.
The Witch of Babylon
By D. J. McIntosh
A tale inspired by ancient Mesopotamian lore and Baghdad’s infamous summer of 2003 finds Turkish-American art dealer John Madison caught between the respective agendas of his brother and his friend at the same time he is compelled to decipher a sinister biblical prophecy.
By Robert Littell
A work of suspense based on true-life historical characters imagines the early years and long-time Russian allegiance of double agent Kim Philby, whose 1963 defection from Britain’s intelligence service to Moscow exposes the Cambridge Five double agents and raises innumerable questions about his ideals.