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JASON MOTT – HELL OF A BOOK: A Novel

Author: Jason Mott Book: HELL OF A BOOK: A Novel Publishing: ‎ Dutton (June 29, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): ***2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER*** ***THE NATIONAL...

DIRK CUSSLER – CLIVE CUSSLER’S THE DEVIL’S SEA: A Dirk Pitt Novel

Author: Dirk Cussler Book: CLIVE CUSSLER'S THE DEVIL'S SEA Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 16, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Fearless adventurer Dirk Pitt must unravel a historical...

DAVID BALDACCI – MERCY: An Atlee Pine Thriller

Author: David Baldacci Book: MERCY: An Atlee Pine Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (November 16, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s harrowing search for...

NAOMI KRUPITSKY – THE FAMILY: A Novel

Author: Naomi Krupitsky Book: THE FAMILY: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 2, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Instant New York Times bestseller A TODAY Show Read...

CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE – THE EXILES: A Novel

Author: Christina Baker Kline Book: THE EXILES: A Novel Publishing: Custom House (August 25, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPTIONED FOR TELEVISION BY...

DANIEL DE VISE – KING OF THE BLUES: The Rise and Reign of B.B....

Author: Daniel de Vise Book: KING OF THE BLUES: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King Publishing: Grove Press (October 5, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The first...

JAY JAY FRENCH – TWISTED BUSINESS: Lessons from My Life in Rock ‘N’ Roll

Author: Jay Jay French (with Steve Farber) Book: TWISTED BUSINESS: Lessons from My Life in Rock 'N' Roll Publishing: ‎ RosettaBooks (September 21, 2021) Synopsis (from...

RICH PODOLSKY – YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE!: How The NFL Today Revolutionized Sports Broadcasting

Author: Rich Podolsky Book: YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE!: How The NFL Today Revolutionized Sports Broadcasting Publishing: Lyons Press (October 15, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): You Are Looking...

ROBERT COSTA – PERIL

Co-author: Robert Costa (with Bob Woodward) Book: PERIL Publishing: Simon & Schuster (September 21, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President...

NATHANIEL PHILBRICK – TRAVELS WITH GEORGE: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Book: TRAVELS WITH GEORGE: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Publishing: ‎ Viking (September 14, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Travels With George…is...

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN – THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT: Dialogues on a Dream

Author: David M. Rubenstein Book: THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT: Dialogues on a Dream Publishing: Simon & Schuster (September 7, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES...

MARTIN DUGARD – TAKING PARIS: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights

Author: Martin Dugard Book: TAKING PARIS: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights Publishing:Dutton Caliber (September 7, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A NATIONAL BESTSELLER From Martin Dugard,...

TIM NEVERETT – COVID CURVEBALL: An Inside View of the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers...

Author: Tim Neverett Book: COVID CURVEBALL: An Inside View of the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship Season Publishing: Permuted Press (August 31, 2021) Synopsis (from the...

ROGER BENNETT: Reborn in the USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to His Chosen Home

Author: Roger Bennett Book: REBORN IN THE USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to his Chosen Home Publishing: Dey Street Books (June 29, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The...

JOSHUA CROSS – BLACK BEAR CREEK: Stories

Author: Joshua Cross Book: BLACK BEAR CREEK: Stories Publishing: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press (March 1, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The fictional town of Black Bear Creek...

STU WHITNEY – THE COVID CHRONICLES: A Novel

AUTHOR: Stu Whitney Book: THE COVID CHRONICLES: A Novel Publishing: Stu Whitney (July 26, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "I backed toward the door, shaken by all that...

KENT BABB – ACROSS THE RIVER: Life, Death, and Football in an American City

Author: Kent Babb Book: ACROSS THE RIVER: Life, Death, and Football in an American City Publishing: ‎ HarperOne (August 10, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): On the...

NICKOLAS BUTLER – GODSPEED: A Novel

Author: Nickolas Butler Book: GODSPEED: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 27, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this riveting new novel by the bestselling and award-winning...

JASMINE GUILLORY – WHILE WE WERE DATING

Author: Jasmine Guillory Book: WHILE WE WERE DATING Publishing: Berkley (July 13, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An instant New York Times bestseller! Two people realize that it’s no...

KARIN SLAUGHTER – FALSE WITNESS: A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter Book: FALSE WITNESS: A Novel, Publishing: William Morrow (July 20, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “It’s Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization that make her stand...

ACE ATKINS – THE HEATHENS: A Quinn Colson Novel

Author: Ace Atkins Book: THE HEATHENS: A Quinn Colson Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 13, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Sheriff Quinn Colson and his former deputy...

JESSICA CHIARELLA – THE LOST GIRLS: A Novel

Author: Jessica Chiarella Book: THE LOST GIRLS: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 6, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of PopSugar's Best Books of 2021 When her...

RILEY SAGER – SURVIVE THE NIGHT: A Novel

Author: Riley Sager Book: SURVIVE THE NIGHT: A Novel Publishing: ‎ Dutton (June 29, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of New York Times Book Review's "summer...

EMILY HENRY – PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION: A Novel

Author: Emily Henry Book: PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION: A Novel Publishing: ‎ Berkley (May 11, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Named...

CHRIS OFFUTT – THE KILLING HILLS

Author: Chris Offutt Book: THE KILLING HILLS Publishing: Grove Press (June 15, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A literary master across genres, award-winning author Chris Offutt’s latest novel,...

DON BENTLEY – TARGET ACQUIRED: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel

Author: Don Bentley Book: TARGET ACQUIRED: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 8, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Jack Ryan, Jr., will do anything...

ELYSSA FRIEDLAND – LAST SUMMER AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL: A Novel

Author: Elyssa Friedland Book: LAST SUMMER AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (May 18, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A Good Morning America Buzz Pick A Can’t-Miss...

STEVEN ROWLEY – THE GUNCLE: A Novel

Author: Steven Rowley Book: THE GUNCLE: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 25, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus...

MAY COBB – THE HUNTING WIVES: A Novel

Author: May Cobb Book: THE HUNTING WIVES: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (May 18, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “ sharply observed thriller.”—Pop Sugar "Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable....You'll...

JEFFERY DEAVER – THE FINAL TWIST: A Colter Shaw Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver Book: THE FINAL TWIST: A Colter Shaw Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 11, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "The master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People)...

TRAVIS M. ANDREWS – BECAUSE HE’S JEFF GOLDBLUM: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of...

Author: Travis M. Andrews Book: BECAUSE HE'S JEFF GOLDBLUM: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood's Most Enigmatic Actor Publishing: Plume (May 4, 2021) Synopsis (from the...

BLAINE HARDEN – MURDER AT THE MISSION: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies,...

Author: Blaine Harden Book: MURDER AT THE MISSION: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West Publishing: Viking (April 27,...

DAVID BALDACCI – A GAMBLING MAN (An Archer Novel)

Author: David Baldacci Book: A GAMBLING MAN (An Archer Novel) Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (April 20, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II...

SANJENA SATHIAN – GOLD DIGGERS: A Novel

Author: Sanjena Sathian Book: GOLD DIGGERS: A Novel Publishing: Penguin Press (April 6, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Soon to be a series produced by Mindy Kaling “A dizzyingly...

JOEL W. BARROWS – DEEP RED COVER

Author: Joel W. Barrows Book: DEEP RED COVER Publishing: Down & Out Books (September 20, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The body of young Tommy Rutledge is found...

JILL SANTOPOLO – EVERYTHING AFTER

Author: Jill Santopolo Book: EVERYTHING AFTER Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 9, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Light We Lost mixes with a touch of Daisy...

JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS: A Chronicle of His Life and...

Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts Book: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS: A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity Publishing: National Geographic; 2nd edition (November 6,...

LISA SCOTTOLINE – ETERNAL: A Novel

Author: Lisa Scottoline Book: ETERNAL: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 23, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering...

MAX ALLAN COLLINS – SKIM DEEP (A Nolan Novel)

Author: Max Allan Collins Book: SKIM DEEP (A Nolan Novel) Publishing: Hard Case Crime (December 10, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The first new Nolan novel in 33...

GEORGE NEWBERN (Narrator) – Chris Whitaker’s WE BEGIN AT THE END

Voice Actor: George Newbern Book: WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker Publishing: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (March 2, 2021) Sample clips courtesy of Macmillan Audio: Clip...

BRAD MELTZER – A NEW DAY & I AM FRIDA KEHLO (Ordinary People Change...

Author: Brad Meltzer Books: A NEW DAY & I AM FRIDA KEHLO (Ordinary People Change the World) Publishing: Dial Books (A NEW DAY - March 2,...

ROSA BROOKS – TANGLED UP IN BLUE: Policing the American City

Author: Rosa Brooks Book: TANGLED UP IN BLUE: Policing the American City Publishing: Penguin Press (February 9, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Journalist and law professor Rosa Brooks...

C.J. BOX – DARK SKY: A Joe Pickett Novel

Author: C.J. Box Book: DARK SKY: A Joe Pickett Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 2, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany...

MARK HARRIS – MIKE NICHOLS: A Life

Author: Mark Harris Book: MIKE NICHOLS: A Life Publishing: Penguin Press (February 2, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An instant New York Times Bestseller! A magnificent biography of one...

PETER VRONSKY – AMERICAN SERIAL KILLERS: The Epidemic Years 1950-2000

Author: Peter Vronsky Book: AMERICAN SERIAL KILLERS: The Epidemic Years 1950-2000 Publishing: Berkley (February 9, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour...

MARK GREANEY – RELENTLESS: A Gray Man Novel

Author: Mark Greaney Book: RELENTLESS: A Gray Man Novel Publishing: Berkley (February 16, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Gray Man's search for missing intelligence agents plunges him...

ROBERT JONES, JR. – THE PROPHETS: A Novel

Author: Robert Jones, Jr. Book: THE PROPHETS: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (January 5, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Instant New York Times Bestseller "May this book cast...

DAVID O. STEWART – GEORGE WASHINGTON: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father

Author: David O. Stewart Book: GEORGE WASHINGTON: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father Publishing: Dutton (February 9, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A fascinating and illuminating...

SARAH PEARSE – THE SANATORIUM: A Novel

Author: Sarah Pearce Book: THE SANATORIUM: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (February 2, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK An instant New York Times bestseller! “An...

KJ DELL’ANTONIA – THE CHICKEN SISTERS: A Novel

Author: KJ Dell'Antonia Book: THE CHICKEN SISTERS: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (December 1, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB...
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