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June 17, 2017

New and Recent Releases by Popular Authors

 The House Among the Trees by Julia Glass

In Julia Glass’s 5th book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler
When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t–that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich
Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at 50 feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight’s odd life. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson’s house. Together, this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy 100 years in the making.

Camino Island by John Grisham
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it.

Murder Games by James Patterson
The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally–he’s a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene–along with a threatening message from the killer–it looks like someone has been taking notes. Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene–a playing card. Another murder, another card–and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren’t a signature, they’re a deadly hint–pointing directly toward the next victim. As tabloid headlines about the killer known as “The Dealer” scream from newstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it’s up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen.

Indecent Exposure by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington learns that privacy is hard to come by when you’re one of the rich and mighty. As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has always been the subject of interest and gossip. But when he’s unwittingly thrust into the limelight, he finds himself scrambling to take cover. Before too long Stone’s fending off pesky nuisances left and right, and making personal arrangements so surreptitiously it would take a covert operative to unearth them. Unfortunately, Stone soon discovers that these efforts only increase the persistence of the most troublesome pests . . . and when he runs afoul of a particularly tenacious lady, he’ll be struggling to protect not just his reputation, but his life.


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LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

Below is a list of titles reviewed in the June 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal.  Also included are titles recently reviewed as online-only Xpress Reviews. Starred reviews are indicated with **.

FICTION

**Adebayo, Ayobami. Stay with Me. Knopf. Aug. 2017. 288p. DEBUT
Baldwin, Rosecrans. The Last Kid Left. Farrar. Jun. 2017. 400p.
Bordas, Camille. How To Behave in a Crowd. Tim Duggan: Crown. Aug. 2017. 336p.
Boyne, John. The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Hogarth: Crown. Aug. 2017. 592p.
**Camerota, Alisyn. Amanda Wakes Up. Viking. Jul. 2017. 336p. DEBUT
**Cohen, Joshua. Moving Kings. Random. Jul. 2017. 256p.
Colin, Emily. The Dream Keeper’s Daughter. Ballantine. Jul. 2017. 480p.
Entel, Rebecca. Fingerprints of Previous Owners. Unnamed. Jun. 2017. 212p. I
Glass, Julia. A House Among the Trees. Pantheon. Jun. 2017. 368p.
**Greer, Andrew Sean. Less. Lee Boudreaux: Little, Brown. Jul. 2017. 272p.
Kamal, Sheena. The Lost Ones. Morrow. Jul. 2017. 352p.  DEBUT
Kingsnorth, Paul. Beast. Graywolf. Aug. 2017. 184p.
Laird, Nick. Modern Gods. Viking. Jun. 2017. 320p.
**Le Carré, John. A Legacy of Spies. Viking. Sept. 2017. 320p.
Messud, Claire. The Burning Girl. Norton. Aug. 2017. 256p.
Moore, Meg Mitchell. The Captain’s Daughter. Doubleday. Jul. 2017. 304p.
**Mullen, Thomas. Lightning Men. 37 Ink: Atria. Sept. 2017. 384p.
Pendziwol, Jean E. The Lightkeeper’s Daughters. Harper. Jul. 2017. 320p.
Perrotta, Tom. Mrs. Fletcher. Scribner. Aug. 2017. 320p.
**Quick, Matthew. The Reason You’re Alive. Harper. Jul. 2017. 240p.
**Roy, Arundhati. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Knopf. Jun. 2017. 464p.
Sykes, Lucy & Jo Piazza. Fitness Junkie. Doubleday. Jul. 2017. 304p.

SHORT STORIES

**Yoon Paul. The Mountain. S. & S. Aug. 2017. 256p.
Zhang, Jenny. Sour Heart. Lenny. Aug. 2017. 320p.  DEBUT

TOP STORY COLLECTIONS: A QUINTET OF AWARD-WINNING WOMEN AUTHORS

**Hadley, Tessa. Bad Dreams and Other Stories. Harper. May 2017. 240p.
Hall, Sarah. Madame Zero. Custom House. Jul. 2017. 192p.
Hunt, Samantha. The Dark Dark. Farrar. Jul. 2017. 256p.
**Lively, Penelope. The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Viking. May 2017.
Simpson, Helen. Cockfosters. Knopf. Jun. 2017. 192p.

ABOLITION FICTION

Conway, Martha. The Underground River. Touchstone. Jun. 2017. 352p.
Wang, Daren. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 304p. DEBUT

19TH-CENTURY LIT

Lock, Norman. A Fugitive in Walden Woods. Bellevue Literary. Jun. 2017. 240p.
Maxwell, Glyn. Drinks with Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontës. Pegasus. Aug. 2017. 352p.

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLS

**Constantine, Liv. The Last Mrs. Parrish. Harper. Oct. 2017. 400p.  DEBUT
**Sager, Riley. Final Girls. Dutton. Jul. 2017. 352p.
Ware, Ruth. The Lying Game. Scout: S. & S . Jul. 2017. 384p.

ROMANCE

Andrews, Ilona. White Hot. Avon. (Hidden Legacy, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 416p. PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Beckstrand, Jennifer & others. Amish Brides. Kensington. Jun. 2017. 352p.  INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE
**Beverley, Jo. Merely a Marriage. Jove. Jun. 2017. 384p. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
**Brockmann, Suzanne. Some Kind of Hero. Ballantine. (Troubleshooters, Bk. 19). Jul. 2017. 352p. . ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Feehan, Christine. Shadow Reaper. Jove. (Shadow Riders, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p. PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Garwood, Julie. Wired. Berkley. (Buchanan-Renard, Bk. 13). Jul. 2017. 320p.  ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Goodman, Jo. A Touch of Frost. Berkley Sensation. Jun. 2017. 416p.  HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Hart, Liliana. The Darkest Corner. Pocket. (Gravediggers, Bk. 1). Jun. 2017. 368p. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
**Jeffries, Sabrina. The Pleasures of Passion. Pocket. (Sinful Suitors, Bk. 4). Jun. 2017. 400p. IHISTORICAL ROMANCE
Kauffman, Donna. Blue Hollow Falls. Zebra: Kensington. (Blue Hollow Falls, Bk. 1). Jul. 2017. 368p.  ISBN 9781420142556. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
**MacLean, Sarah. The Day of the Duchess. Avon. (Scandal & Scoundrel, Bk. 3). Jul. 2017. 400p. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
March, Emily. A Stardance Summer. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. (Eternity Springs, Bk. 13). Jul. 2017. 336p.  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Novak, Brenda. No One but You. Mira: Harlequin. (Silver Springs, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 448p. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Quinn, Julia. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel. Avon. Jun. 2017. 384p.  HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Roberts, Nora. Come Sundown. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 480p.  ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Scott, Regina. The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets. Love Inspired Historical: Harlequin. (Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings, Bk. 3). Jun. 2017. 277p. ISBINSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE
Thayne, RaeAnne. Serenity Harbor. HQN: Harlequin. (Haven Point, Bk. 6). Jul. 2017. 384p.  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

SF/FANTASY

DEBUT OF THE MONTH

**Snipes, Wesley & Ray Norman. Talon of God. Harper Voyager. Jul. 2017. 368p.  FANTASY
CHECK THESE OUT
Aaronovitch, Ben. The Furthest Station. Subterranean. Jul. 2017. 144p.  FANTASY
Brooks, Mike. Dark Sky. Saga: S.&S. (Keiko, Bk. 2). Jul. 2017. 336p.
**Cato, Beth. Call of Fire. Harper Voyager. (Breath of Earth, Bk. 3). Aug. 2017. 352p. FANTASY
**Dorn, J. Danielle. Devil’s Call. Inkshares. Jul. 2017. 275p. FANTASY DEBUT
Haspil, Michael F. Graveyard Shift. Tor. Jul. 2017. 352p.  FANTASY DEBUT
**Lee, Yoon Ha. Raven Stratagem. Solaris. (Machineries of Empire, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p.
Levine, David D. Arabella and the Battle of Venus. Tor. (Adventures of Arabella Ashby, Bk. 2). Jul. 2017. 416p.  FANTASY
MacNaughton, Laurence. A Kiss Before Doomsday: A Dru Jasper Novel. Pyr: Prometheus. (Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, Bk. 2). Jul. 2017. 290p.  FANTASY
Newman, Emma. All Good Things. Diversion. (Split Worlds, Bk. 5). Jun. 2017. 362p. FANTASY
Pulley, Natasha. The Bedlam Stacks. Bloomsbury USA. Aug. 2017. 352p. FANTASY
Ridler, Jason. Hex-Rated: A Brimstone Files Novel. Night Shade. Aug. 2017. 336p.  FANTASY
Saintcrow, Lilith. Cormorant Run. Orbit: Hachette. Jun. 2017. 388p.
Willett, Edward. The Cityborn. DAW. Jul. 2017. 416p.
Wilson, Daniel H. The Clockwork Dynasty. Doubleday. Aug. 2017. 320p.
Collections & Anthologies
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries & Lore. Prime. May 2017. 384p. ed. by Paula Guran.FANTASY
Maberry, Jonathan & George A. Romero. Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 400p.  HORROR

Series Lineup

Brooks, Terry. The Black Elfstone. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Fall of Shannara, Bk. 1). Jun. 2017. 336p. FANTASY
Chen, Curtis C. Kangaroo Too. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. (Kangaroo, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 320p. FANTASY
de Castell, Sebastien. Tyrant’s Throne. Jo Fletcher: Quercus. (Greatcoats, Bk. 4). Jun. 2017. 400p. FANTASY
Husberg, Christopher. Dark Immolation. Titan. (Chaos Queen, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p. FANTASY

Additional SF/Fantasy

Hudson, Gabe. Gork, the Teenage Dragon. Knopf. Jul. 2017. 400p. FANTASY
Kenyon, Kay. At the Table of Wolves. Saga: S.& S. Jul. 2017. 432p. FANTASY
Percy, Benjamin. The Dark Net. Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2017. 272p. HORROR

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