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DAVID BALDACCI – DAYLIGHT: An Atlee Pine Thriller

Author: David Baldacci Book: DAYLIGHT: An Atlee Pine Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (November 17, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister...

DENISE KIERNAN – WE GATHER TOGETHER: A Nation Divided, A President in Turmoil, and...

Author: Denise Kiernan Book: WE GATHER TOGETHER: A Nation Divided, A President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace Publishing: Dutton (November...

CRAIG JOHNSON – NEXT TO LAST STAND: A Longmire Mystery

Author: Craig Johnson Book: NEXT TO LAST STAND: A Longmire Mystery Publishing: Viking (September 22, 2020) Publishing: The new novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling...

JENNET CONANT – THE GREAT SECRET: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched...

Author: Jennet Connant Book: THE GREAT SECRET: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer Publishing: W. W. Norton & Company (September...

TYLER MARONEY – THE MODERN DETECTIVE: How Corporate Intelligence Is Reshaping the World

Author: Tyler Maroney Book: THE MODERN DETECTIVE: How Corporate Intelligence Is Reshaping the World Publishing: Riverhead Books (September 29, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A fascinating examination of...

DAVID REYNOLDS – ABE: Abraham Lincoln in His Times

Author: David Reynolds Book: ABE: Abraham Lincoln in His Times Publishing: Penguin Press (September 29, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in...

MATT HAIG – THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY: A Novel

Author: Matt Haig Book: THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY: A Novel Publishing: Viking (September 29, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An instant New York Times bestseller A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book...

BRAD MELTZER – I AM ANNE FRANK & I AM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Author: Brad Meltzer (illustrated by Christoper Eliopoulos) Books: I AM ANNE FRANK & I AM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (Ordinary People Change the World) Publishing: Dial Books; Illustrated...

LYNNE CHENEY – THE VIRGINIA DYNASTY: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American...

Author: Lynne Cheney Book: THE VIRGINIA DYNASTY: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation Publishing: Viking (September 22, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A vivid account...

IAN BURUMA – THE CHURCHILL COMPLEX: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and...

Author: Ian Buruma Book: THE CHURCHILL COMPLEX: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit Publishing: Penguin Press (September 1, 2020) Synopsis...

COLIN WOODARD – UNION: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

Author: Colin Woodard Book: UNION: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood Publishing: Viking (June 16, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The author of American...

HAROLD HOLZER – THE PRESIDENTS VS. THE PRESS: The Endless Battle between the White...

Author: Harold Holzer Book: THE PRESIDENTS VS. THE PRESS: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media From the Founding Fathers to Fake...

SARA PARETSKY – LOVE & OTHER CRIMES: Stories

Author: Sara Paretsky Book: LOVE & OTHER CRIMES: Stories Publishing: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 30, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Sara Paretsky is a genius." --LEE CHILD From...

SANDRA BROWN – THICK AS THIEVES: A Novel

Author: Sandra Brown Book: THICK AS THIEVES: A Novel Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (August 25, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New...

FIONA DAVIS – THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE: A Novel

Author: Fiona Davis Book: THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (August 4, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and...

T. JEFFERSON PARKER – THEN SHE VANISHED: A Roland Ford Novel

Author: T. Jefferson Parker Book: THEN SHE VANISHED: A Roland Ford Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (August 11, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): What if the client who's...

KARIN SLAUGHTER – THE SILENT WIFE: A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter Book: THE SILENT WIFE: A Novel Publishing: William Morrow (August 4, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin...

SHARI LAPENA – THE END OF HER: A Novel

Author: Shari Lapena Book: THE END OF HER: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (July 28, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The new domestic suspense novel from the...

JULIE CLARK – THE LAST FLIGHT: A Novel

Author: Julie Clark Book: THE LAST FLIGHT: A Novel Publishing: Sourcebooks Landmark (June 23, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller! An...

ACE ATKINS – THE REVELATORS: A Quinn Colson Novel

Author: Ace Atkins Book: THE REVELATORS: A Quinn Colson Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 14, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this gripping new crime novel from...

JASMINE GUILLORY – PARTY OF TWO

Author: Jasmine Guillory Book: PARTY OF TWO Publishing: Berkley (June 23, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair...

RILEY SAGER – HOME BEFORE DARK: A Novel

Author: Riley Sager Book: HOME BEFORE DARK: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (June 30, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of . . . Huff Post’s “10 Of The Most...

J. TODD SCOTT – LOST RIVER: A Novel

Author: J. Todd Scott Book: LOST RIVER: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 23, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A blistering crime novel of the opioid epidemic--and...

KRISTAN HIGGINS – ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW: A Novel

Author: Kristan Higgins Book: ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (June 9, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Sometimes you have to break a family to...

DOUG J. SWANSON – CULT OF GLORY: The Bold and Brutal History of the...

Author: Doug J. Swanson Book: CULT OF GLORY: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers Publishing: Viking (June 9, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Swanson has...

MIKE MADEN – TOM CLANCY FIRING POINT (A Jack Ryan, Jr. Novel)

Author: Mike Maden Book: TOM CLANCY FIRING POINT (A Jack Ryan, Jr. Novel) Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 9, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Jack Ryan, Jr. is...

GORDON JAVNA – UNCLE JOHN’S TRUTH, TRIVIA, AND THE PURSUIT OF FACTINESS (Bathroom Reader...

Editor: Gordon "Uncle John" Javna Book: UNCLE JOHN'S TRUTH, TRIVIA, AND THE PURSUIT OF FACTINESS (Bathroom Reader No. 32) Publishing: Portable Press (September 3, 2019) Synopsis (from...

DAVID PEPPER – THE VOTER FILE: A Novel

Author: David Pepper Book: THE VOTER FILE: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 2, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Pepper comes through again with this clever tale...

IVY POCHODA – THESE WOMEN: A Novel

Author: Ivy Pochoda Book: THESE WOMEN: A Novel Publishing: Ecco (May 19, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A Recommended Book From The New York Times Book Review * The...

STEPHEN REBELLO: DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved...

Author: Stephen Rebello Book: DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time Publishing: Penguin Books...

JEFFERY DEAVER – THE GOODBYE MAN: A Colter Shaw Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver Book: THE GOODBYE MAN: A Colter Shaw Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In this twisty thriller from the...

HEATHER GUDENKAUF – THIS IS HOW I LIED: A Novel

Author: Heather Gudenkauf Book: THIS IS HOW I LIED: A Novel Publishing: Park Row; Original edition (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Gudenkauf proves herself the master...

CASEY SHERMAN – HUNTING WHITEY: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of...

Author: Casey Sherman (with co-author Dave Wedge) Book: HUNTING WHITEY: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America's Most Wanted Crime Boss Publishing: William...

SCOTT TUROW – THE LAST TRIAL: A Thriller

Author: Scott Turow Book: THE LAST TRIAL: A Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal...

CRISPIN BOYER – ZEUS THE MIGHTY: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur

Author: Crispin Boyer Book: ZEUS THE MIGHTY: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur Publishing: Under the Stars (May 19, 2020) Synopsis (From the Publisher): Leap into the world...

BECKY BAINES – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2021

Guest: Becky Baines, Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids Books Book: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2020 Publishing: National Geographic Children's Books (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the...

ADRIENNE LAWRENCE – STAYING IN THE GAME: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Author: Adrienne Lawrence Book: STAYING IN THE GAME: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment Publishing: TarcherPerigee (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A practical guide to...

RICHARD HAASS – THE WORLD: A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard Haass Book: THE WORLD: A Brief Introduction Publishing: Penguin Press (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the...

BRAD MELTZER – THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and...

Co-Author: Brad Meltzer (with Josh Mensch) Book: THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed Publishing: Flatiron Books (May 5,...

TIM McGRATH – JAMES MONROE: A Life

Author: Tim McGrath Book: JAMES MONROE: A Life Publishing: Dutton (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The extraordinary life of James Monroe: soldier, senator, diplomat, and the...

WALTER THOMPSON-HERNANDEZ – THE COMPTON COWBOYS: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban...

Author: Walter Thompson-Hernandez Book: THE COMPTON COWBOYS: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland Publishing: William Morrow (April 28, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Thompson-Hernández's portrayal...

STEVEN JOHNSON – ENEMY OF ALL MANKIND: The True Story of Piracy, Power, and...

Author: Steven Johnson Book: ENEMY OF ALL MANKIND: The True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt Publishing: Riverhead Books (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from...

CARLOS HERNANDEZ – SAL & GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE

Author: Carlos Hernandez Book: SAL & GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE Publishing: Rick Riordan Presents (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel...

JENNIFER STEIL – EXILE MUSIC: A Novel

Author: Jennifer Steil Book: EXILE MUSIC: A Novel Publishing: Viking (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile...

WITOLD SZABLOWSKI – HOW TO FEED A DICTATOR: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha,...

Author: Witold Szablowski Book: HOW TO FEED A DICTATOR: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their...

KRISTIN L. HOGANSON – THE HEARTLAND: An American History

Author: Kristin L. Hoganson Book: THE HEARTLAND: An American History Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (April 21, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A history of a quintessentially American...

JASON REYNOLDS & IBRAM X. KENDI – STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix...

Co-Authors: Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi Book: STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Publishing: Little,...

ROSHANI CHOKSHI – ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (A Pandava Novel)

Author: Roshani Chokshi Book: ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (A Pandava Novel) Publishing: Rick Riordan Presents (April 7, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): War between the...

DAVID BALDACCI – WALK THE WIRE (Memory Man Series)

Author: David Baldacci Book: WALK THE WIRE (Memory Man Series) Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (April 21, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Amos Decker -- the FBI consultant with...

MARCIA CLARK – FINAL JUDGMENT (A Samantha Brinkman Novel)

Author: Marcia Clark Book: FINAL JUDGMENT (A Samantha Brinkman Novel) Publishing: Thomas & Mercer (April 21, 2020) Synopsis (by the Publisher): A murder investigation draws firebrand attorney Samantha...
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