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VIOLET RAMIS STIEL – GHOSTBUSTER’S DAUGHTER: Life With My Dad, Harold Ramis

Author: Violet Ramis Stiel Book: GHOSTBUSTER'S DAUGHTER: Life With My Dad, Harold Ramis Publishing: Blue Rider Press (June 5, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the daughter of...

ANDREW SHAFFER – HOPE NEVER DIES: An Obama Biden Mystery

Author: Andrew Shaffer Book: HOPE NEVER DIES: An Obama Biden Mystery Publishing: Quirk Books (July 10, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack...

BRIAN ABRAMS – OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017

Author: Brian Abrams Book: OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017 Publishing: Little A (July 10, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama’s...

KEN BENSINGER – RED CARD: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s...

Author: Ken Bensinger Book: RED CARD: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal Publishing: Simon & Schuster (June 12, 2018) Synopsis (from...

DAVID BELL – SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER

Author: David Bell Book: SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Publishing: Berkley (July 10, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this pulse-pounding novel of psychological suspense from the USA Today bestselling author...

JOHN HART – THE HUSH: A Novel

Author: John Hart Book: THE HUSH: A Novel Publishing: St. Martin's Press (February 27, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): New York Times bestseller The only writer in history to...

R.H. STAVIS – SISTER OF DARKNESS: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist

Author: R.H. Stavis (with Sarah Durand) Book: SISTER OF DARKNESS: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist Publishing: Dey Street Books (February 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The...

KIMMERY MARTIN – THE QUEEN OF HEARTS: A Novel

Author: Kimmery Martin Book: THE QUEEN OF HEARTS: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (February 13, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Southern...

ELYSSA FRIEDLAND – THE INTERMISSION: A Novel

Author: Elyssa Friedland Book: THE INTERMISSION: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (July 3, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn't tell...

CLARE MACKINTOSH – LET ME LIE: A Novel

Author: Clare Mackintosh Book: LET ME LIE: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (March 13, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The stunning new novel from Clare Mackintosh, the international bestselling...

TINA ALEXIS ALLEN – HIDING OUT: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives

Author: Tina Alexis Allen Book: HIDING OUT: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives Publishing: Dey Street Books (February 20, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “ brims...

STEVEN BRILL – TAILSPIN: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and...

Author: Steven Brill Book: TAILSPIN: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall - and Those Fighting to Reverse It Publishing: Knopf (May 29, 2018) Synopsis (from...

PATRICIA WILLIAMS – RABBIT: A Memoir

Author: Patricia Williams Book: RABBIT: A Memoir Publishing: Dey Street Books; Paperback edition (May 22, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding...

JOHN HODGMAN – VACATIONLAND: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Author: John Hodgman Book: VACATIONLAND: True Stories from Painful Beaches Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (May 29, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “I love everything about this hilarious...

JOSHUA ZEITZ – BUILDING THE GREAT SOCIETY: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House

Author: Joshua Zeitz Book: BUILDING THE GREAT SOCIETY: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House Publishing: Viking (January 30, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The author of Lincoln's Boys takes...

ZACHARY R. WOOD – UNCENSORED: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of...

Author: Zachary R. Wood Book: UNCENSORED: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America Publishing: Dutton (June 19, 2018) Synopsis (from the...

ANN HOOD – SHE LOVES YOU (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)

Author: Ann Hood Book: SHE LOVES YOU (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) Publishing: Penguin Workshop (June 26, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Filled with love, hope, and longing, this is...

REBECCA MAKKAI – THE GREAT BELIEVERS: A Novel

Author: Rebecca Makkai Book: THE GREAT BELIEVERS: A Novel Publishing: Viking (June 19, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “A page turner...An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what...

KIRK WALLACE JOHNSON – THE FEATHER THIEF: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist...

Author: Kirk Wallace Johnson Book: THE FEATHER THIEF: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Publishing: Viking (April 24, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Absorbing...

SERHII PLOKHY – CHERNOBYL: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

Author: Serhii Plokhy Book: CHERNOBYL: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe Publishing: Basic Books (May 15, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe,...

PETER STARK – YOUNG WASHINGTON: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father

Author: Peter Stark Book: YOUNG WASHINGTON: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father Publishing: Ecco (May 1, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A new, brash, and unexpected...

CHRIS OFFUTT – COUNTRY DARK

Author: Chris Offutt Book: COUNTRY DARK Publishing: Grove Press (April 10, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Chris Offutt is an outstanding literary talent, whose work has been called...

THOMAS E. RICKS – CHURCHILL & ORWELL: The Fight for Freedom

Author: Thomas E. Ricks Book: CHURCHILL & ORWELL: The Fight for Freedom Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (May 1, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A New York Times...

GAIL HONEYMAN – ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE: A Novel

Author: Gail Honeyman Book: ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE: A Novel Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (June 5, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Reese...

KEN JENNINGS – PLANET FUNNY: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

Author: Ken Jennings Book: PLANET FUNNY: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture Publishing: Scribner (May 29, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New...

KAREN WHITE – DREAMS OF FALLING

Author: Karen White Book: DREAMS OF FALLING Publishing: Berkley (June 5, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018" New York Times bestselling...

MARK LAMASTER – FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FOR FATHERS & DAUGHTERS: 10 Life Lessons. 10...

Author: Mark LaMaster Book: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FOR FATHERS & DAUGHTERS: 10 Life Lessons. 10 Faith-Driven Episodes. Lifetime Memories. Publishing: Author Academy Elite (March 28, 2018) Mark...

JACK CARR – THE TERMINAL LIST: A Thriller

Author: Jack Carr Book: THE TERMINAL LIST: A Thriller Publishing: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (March 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple...

SIMON LELIC – THE NEW NEIGHBORS

Author: Simon Lelic Book: THE NEW NEIGHBORS Publishing: Berkley (April 10, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Girl Before meets The Couple Next Door in a Hitchcockian thriller...

JOSEPH A. ESPOSITO – DINNER IN CAMELOT: The Night America’s Greatest Scientists, Writers, and...

Author: Joseph A. Esposito Book: DINNER IN CAMELOT: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House Publishing: ForeEdge (April 3,...

JESSE ROGERS – TRY NOT TO SUCK: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe...

Author: Jesse Rogers (with co-author Bill Chastain) Book: TRY NOT TO SUCK: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon Publishing: Triumph Books (March 15, 2018) Synopsis...

GILBERT KING – BENEATH A RUTHLESS SUN: A True Story of Violence, Race, and...

Author: Gilbert King Book: BENEATH A RUTHLESS SUN: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found Publishing: Riverhead Books (April 24, 2018) Synopsis (from...

DAVID BALDACCI – THE FALLEN (An Amos Decker/Memory Man Novel)

Author: David Baldacci Book: THE FALLEN (An Amos Decker/Memory Man Novel) Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (April 17, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The closer Amos Decker comes to...

JEFFERY DEAVER – THE CUTTING EDGE: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver Book: THE CUTTING EDGE: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (April 10, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER. Lincoln Rhyme and...

MARY HIGGINS CLARK – I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU: A Novel

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Book: I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU: A Novel Publishing: Simon & Schuster (April 3, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A new thriller from...

ELIZABETH GEORGE – THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES: A Lynley Novel

Author: Elizabeth George Book: THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES: A Lynley Novel Publishing: Viking (March 20, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas...

C.J. BOX – THE DISAPPEARED (A Joe Pickett Novel)

Author: C.J. Box Book: THE DISAPPEARED (A Joe Pickett Novel) Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 27, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two...

NATHANIEL PHILBRICK – SECOND WIND: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That...

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Book: SECOND WIND: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together Publishing: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 6,...

BRAD MELTZER – THE ESCAPE ARTIST: A Thriller

Author: Brad Meltzer Book: THE ESCAPE ARTIST: A Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (March 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Meltzer is a master and this is his...

MARK GREANEY – AGENT IN PLACE (A Gray Man Novel)

Author: Mark Greaney Book: AGENT IN PLACE (A Gray Man Novel) Publishing: Berkley (February 20, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Gray Man is back in another nonstop...

TOM MALMQUIST – IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE

Author: Tom Malmquist Book: IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE Publishing: Melville House; Translation edition (January 30, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Amazon Book of the Month...

MARTIN PUCHNER – THE WRITTEN WORLD: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History,...

Author: Martin Puchner Book: THE WRITTEN WORLD: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization Publishing: Random House (October 24, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The story...

JOJO MOYES – STILL ME: A Novel

Author: Jojo Moyes Book: STILL ME: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (January 30, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo...

JEFF VANDERLOO Halftime Interview, 2/27/18

Here's my halftime interview with Jeff Vanderloo, who is now in his 7th year as Director of Basketball Operations at Creighton University in Omaha. The...

ROB WORMAN Halftime Interview, 2/26/18

Here is my halftime interview with Rob Worman, "an escalation manager from Edina, Minnesota" (in the words of announcer Johnny Gilbert), whose 7-day run...

FRED GRANDY Halftime Interview, 2/23/2018

Here is my halftime interview with Fred Grandy, the Sioux City native and former Iowa congressman who achieved Hollywood fame during his 9-year run...

KRISTIN HANNAH – THE GREAT ALONE: A Novel

Author: Kristin Hannah Book: THE GREAT ALONE: A Novel Publishing: Holtzbrinck Publishers (February 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! "A TOUR DE...

BRAD MELTZER – I AM HARRIET TUBMAN

Author: Brad Meltzer (illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos) Book: I AM HARRIET TUBMAN (Ordinary People Change the World Series) Publishing: Dial Books (January 16, 2018) Synopsis (from the...

MATT HAIG – HOW TO STOP TIME: A Novel

Author: Matt Haig Author: HOW TO STOP TIME: A Novel Publishing: Viking (February 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “The first rule is that you don’t fall in...

LISA GARDNER – LOOK FOR ME: A Novel

Author: Lisa Gardner Book: LOOK FOR ME: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (February 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates....
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