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MARTIN CLARK – THE SUBSTITUTION ORDER: A Novel

Author: Martin Clark Book: THE SUBSTITUTION ORDER: A Novel Publishing: Knopf (July 9, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From Martin Clark--praised by Entertainment Weekly as "our best legal-thriller...

ROBERT CRAIS – A DANGEROUS MAN: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel

Author: Robert Crais Book: A DANGEROUS MAN: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (August 6, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A brilliant new...

J. RYAN STRADAL – THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA: A Novel

Author: J. Ryan Stradal Book: THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (July 23, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “The perfect pick-me-up on a...

SHARI LAPENA – SOMEONE WE KNOW: A Novel

Author: Shari Lapena Book: SOMEONE WE KNOW: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (July 30, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena--this slowly...

JON GREENBERG – IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: Stories from the Chicago Cubs Dugout,...

Author: Jon Greenberg Book: IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: Stories from the Chicago Cubs Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box Publishing: Triumph Books; None edition (June...

DAVID BALDACCI – ONE GOOD DEED

Author: David Baldacci Book: ONE GOOD DEED Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (July 23, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces...

RICHARD A. CLARKE – THE FIFTH DOMAIN: Defending our Country, our Companies, and Ourselves...

Co-author: Richard A. Clarke (with Robert K. Knake) Book: THE FIFTH DOMAIN: Defending our Country, our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats Publishing:...

J. TODD SCOTT – THIS SIDE OF NIGHT: A Novel

Author: J. Todd Scott Book: THIS SIDE OF NIGHT: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 16, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The vicious Mexican cartel war boils...

MARK GREANEY – RED METAL

Co-Author: Mark Greaney (with Lt. Col. H. Ripley Rawlings IV, USMC) Book: RED METAL Publishing: Berkley (July 16, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the New York Times...

ALISON GAYLIN – NEVER LOOK BACK: A Novel

Author: Alison Gaylin Book: NEVER LOOK BACK: A Novel Publishing: William Morrow (July 2, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan...

STEVEN M. GILLON – AMERICA’S RELUCTANT PRINCE: THE LIFE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR.

Author: Steven M. Gillon Book: AMERICA'S RELUCTANT PRINCE: The Life of John F. Kennedy, Jr. Publishing: Dutton (July 9, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A major new biography...

ACE ATKINS – THE SHAMELESS: A Quinn Colson Novel

Author: Ace Atkins Book: THE SHAMELESS: A Quinn Colson Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 9, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Buried secrets, dirty lies, and unbridled greed...

LAUREN KATE – THE ORPHAN’S SONG: A Novel

Author: Lauren Kate Book: THE ORPHAN'S SONG: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 25, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The historical adult debut novel by # 1...

MAUREEN CALLAHAN – AMERICAN PREDATOR: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of...

Author: Maureen Callahan Book: AMERICAN PREDATOR: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century Publishing: Viking (July 2, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A Washington...

LOUIS BAYARD – COURTING MR. LINCOLN: A Novel

Author: Louis Bayard Book: COURTING MR. LINCOLN: A Novel Publishing: Algonquin Books (April 23, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A page-turning novel about the brilliant, melancholic future president...

CLARE MACKINTOSH – AFTER THE END: A Novel

Author: Clare Mackintosh Book: AFTER THE END: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 25, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh...

J. RANDY TARABORRELLI – THE KENNEDY HEIRS: John, Caroline, and the New Generation –...

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli Book: THE KENNEDY HEIRS: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph Publishing: St. Martin's Press (June...

LARRY DIAMOND – ILL WINDS: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American...

Author: Larry Diamond Book: ILL WINDS: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency Publishing: Penguin Press (June 11, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From America’s...

LISA BRENNAN-JOBS – SMALL FRY: A Memoir

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs Book: SMALL FRY: A Memoir Publishing: Grove Press; Paperback edition (June 18, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A NEW YORK TIMES AND NEW YORKER TOP 10...

RENEE ROSEN – PARK AVENUE SUMMER: A Novel

Author: Renee Rosen Book: PARK AVENUE SUMMER: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (April 30, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “‘Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada,’ which might as...

DAVID SEDARIS – CALYPSO

Author: David Sedaris Book: CALYPSO Publishing: Back Bay Books; Paperback edition (June 4, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly...

NATHANIEL PHILBRICK – IN THE HURRICANE’S EYE: The Genius of George Washington and the...

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Book: IN THE HURRICANE'S EYE: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (June 4, 2019) Synopsis...

GILLIAN McALLISTER – THE GOOD SISTER

Author: Gillian McAllister Book: THE GOOD SISTER Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 11, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An electrifying novel about the unyielding bond between two sisters,...

LOUISE CANDLISH – THOSE PEOPLE

Author: Louise Candlish Book: THOSE PEOPLE Publishing: Berkley (June 11, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the author of the international bestseller Our House, a new novel of...

MIKE MADEN – TOM CLANCY ENEMY CONTACT: A Jack Ryan, Jr. Novel

Author: Mike Maden Book: TOM CLANCY ENEMY CONTACT: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 11, 2019) AUDIO BOOK EXCERPT! (Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin...

KIM HOOPER – TINY: A Novel

Author: Kim Hooper Book: TINY: A Novel Publishing: Turner (June 11, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Nate and Annie Forester are faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when...

NEIL MILLER – SEX CRIME PANIC: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the...

Author: Neil Miller Book: SEX CRIME PANIC: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s Publishing: Alyson Books - 2002 NOTE: Unfortunately, this book is out-of-print. ...

JANE GREEN – THE FRIENDS WE KEEP: A Novel

Author: Jane Green Book: THE FRIENDS WE KEEP: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (June 4, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Friends We Keep is the heartwarming and unforgettable...

CARSON VAUGHAN – ZOO NEBRASKA: The Dismantling of an American Dream

Author: Carson Vaughan Book: ZOO NEBRASKA: The Dismantling of an American Dream Publishing: Little A (April 1, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A resonant true story of small-town...

BILL RUSSELL – Playwright of PAGEANT at Lamb Arts Ltd.

June 7-22 at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa…it’s PAGEANT, a musical comedy by Bill Russell. PAGEANT is a pageant...with a twist.  Judges selected...

DAVID EPSTEIN – RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Author: David Epstein Book: RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Publishing: Riverhead Books (May 28, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Urgent and important. . . an essential...

BILL ZAHREN – TRAFFIC (Kingman and Reed Novel #5)

Author: Bill Zahren Book: TRAFFIC (Kingman and Reed Novel #5 Publishing: Independently published (April 30, 2019) Buy the book on Amazon, at Bill's web site, or at...

DAVID MARANISS – A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY: The Red Scare and My Father

Author: David Maraniss Book: A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY: The Red Scare and My Father Publishing: Simon & Schuster (May 14, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In a riveting...

MATTHEW STANLEY – EINSTEIN’S WAR: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World...

Author: Matthew Stanley Book: EINSTEIN'S WAR: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I Publishing: Dutton (May 21, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): KIRKUS STARRED...

VINCE HOUGHTON – NUKING THE MOON and Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left...

Author: Vince Houghton Book: NUKING THE MOON and Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board Publishing: Penguin Books (May 7, 2019) Synopsis (from...

RANDY SUSAN MEYERS – WAISTED: A Novel

Author: Randy Susan Meyers Book: WAISTED: A Novel Publishing: Atria Books (May 21, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women...

JONNA MENDEZ – THE MOSCOW RULES: The Secret CIA Tactics that Helped America Win...

Co-Author: Jonna Mendez (with Antonio Mendez) Book: THE MOSCOW RULES: The Secret CIA Tactics that Helped America Win the Cold War Publishing: PublicAffairs (May 21, 2019) ' Synopsis...

JEFFERY DEAVER – THE NEVER GAME: A Colter Shaw Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver Book: THE NEVER GAME: A Colter Shaw Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 14, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the bestselling and award-winning master...

WILLIAM SANDERSON – YES, I’M THAT GUY: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Character Actor

Author: William Sanderson (with Ray Richmond) Book: YES, I'M THAT GUY: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Character Actor Publishing: BookBaby (May 23, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): William...

MATTHEW McGOUGH – THE LAZARUS FILES: A Cold Case Investigation

Author: Matthew McGough Book: THE LAZARUS FILES: A Cold Case Investigation Publishing: Henry Holt and Co. (April 30, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A deeply-reported, riveting account of...

JOHN URSCHEL – MIND AND MATTER: A Life in Math and Football

Co-Author: John Urschel (with Louisa Thomas) Book: MIND AND MATTER: A Life in Math and Football Publishing: Penguin Press (May 14, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): For John...

WILLIAM GEROUX – THE GHOST SHIPS OF ARCHANGEL: The Arctic Voyage that Defied the...

Author: William Geroux Book: THE GHOST SHIPS OF ARCHANGEL: The Arctic Voyage that Defied the Nazis Publishing: Viking (May 14, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An extraordinary story...

ANDREW L. SEIDEL – THE FOUNDING MYTH: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American

Author: Andrew L. Seidel Book: THE FOUNDING MYTH: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American Publishing: Sterling (May 14, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Do “In God We Trust,” the...

ALEX KERSHAW – THE FIRST WAVE: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to...

Author: Alex Kershaw Book: THE FIRST WAVE: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II Publishing: Dutton Caliber (May 14, 2019) Synopsis...

T.C. BOYLE – OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: A Novel

Author: T.C. Boyle Book: OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: A Novel Publishing:Ecco (April 9, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A provocative new novel from bestselling author T.C. Boyle exploring the...

SHAWN LEVY – THE CASTLE ON SUNSET: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at...

Author: Shawn Levy Book: THE CASTLE ON SUNSET: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Publishing: Doubleday (May 7, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Fascinating,...

BRIAN JAY JONES – BECOMING DR. SEUSS: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an...

Author: Brian Jay Jones Book: BECOMING DR. SEUSS: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination Publishing: Dutton (May 7, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The definitive,...

GEORGE WEIGEL – LESSONS IN HOPE: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II

Author: George Weigel Book: LESSONS IN HOPE: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II Publishing: Basic Books (September 19, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A preeminent authority...

CASEY CEP – FURIOUS HOURS: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Author: Casey Cep Book: FURIOUS HOURS: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Publishing: Knopf (May 7, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): As seen on CBS...

KEVIN COOK – TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, With Baseball on...

Author: Kevin Cook: Book: TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, With Baseball on the Brink Publishing: Henry Holt and Co. (May 7, 2019) Synopsis (from...
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