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REED FARREL COLEMAN – Robert B. Parker’s COLORBLIND (A Jesse Stone Novel)

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman Book: Robert B. Parker's COLORBLIND (A Jesse Stone Novel) Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (September 11, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Police chief Jesse Stone...

SID ROSENBERG Halftime Interview, 9/13/2018

Here is my Davenport Cleaners Halftime interview with Sid Rosenberg, host of "Sid Sports Sunday" on WABC Radio in New York City, as well...

T. JEFFERSON PARKER – SWIFT VENGEANCE: A Novel

Author: T. Jefferson Parker Book: SWIFT VENGEANCE: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (August 21, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this incendiary new thriller from three-time Edgar...

STEVE HAMILTON – DEAD MAN RUNNING (An Alex McKnight Novel)

Author: Steve Hamilton Book: DEAD MAN RUNNING (An Alex McKnight Novel) Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (August 21, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Alex McKnight--hero of Steve Hamilton's bestselling,...

SHARI LAPENA – AN UNWANTED GUEST: A Novel

AUTHOR: Shari Lapena Book: AN UNWANTED GUEST: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (August 7, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The twisty new...

KARIN SLAUGHTER – PIECES OF HER: A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter Book: PIECES OF HER: A Novel Publishing: William Morrow (August 21, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new...

FLYNN BERRY – A DOUBLE LIFE: A Novel

Author: Flynn Berry Book: A DOUBLE LIFE: A Novel Publishing: Viking (July 31, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “A thrilling page-turner.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the...

MIRIAM PARKER – THE SHORTEST WAY HOME: A Novel

Author: Miriam Parker Book: THE SHORTEST WAY HOME: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (July 31, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple...

RANDY SUSAN MEYERS – THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET: A Novel

Author: Randy Susan Meyers Book: THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET: A Novel Publishing: Washington Square Press; Paperback edition (June 26, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "A provocative tale...

AMY KAUFMAN – BACHELOR NATION: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure

Author: Amy Kaufman Book: BACHELOR NATION: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure Publishing: Dutton (March 6, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): *A New York Times Bestseller* The first definitive,...

ACE ATKINS – THE SINNERS: A Quinn Colson Novel

Author: Ace Atkins Book: THE SINNERS: A Quinn Colson Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 17, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In the new novel from New York...

SIOBHAN FALLON – THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES: A Novel

Author: Siobhan Fallon Book: THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons; Paperback edition (June 5, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "A gripping, cleverly plotted novel...

ROSIE WALSH – GHOSTED: A Novel

Author: Rosie Walsh Book: GHOSTED: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (July 24, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "I absolutely loved this book and didn't want it to...

KEACH HAGEY – THE KING OF CONTENT: Sumner Redstone’s Battle for Viacom, CBS, and...

Author: Keach Hagey Book: THE KING OF CONTENT: Sumner Redstone's Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire Publishing: HarperBusiness (June 26, 2018) Synopsis...

CRISTINA ALGER – THE BANKER’S WIFE: A Novel

Author: Cristina Alger Book: THE BANKER'S WIFE: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 3, 2018) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Immersive, satisfying, tense--and timely: This is probably happening...

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...
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