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CARTER BAYS – THE MUTUAL FRIEND: A Novel

Author: Carter Bays Book: THE MUTUAL FRIEND: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (June 7, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "This is a rare thing: an original, intelligent novel that’s...

HERNAN DIAZ – TRUST

Author: Hernan Diaz Book: TRUST Publishing: Riverhead Books (May 3, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives,...

DON BENTLEY – HOSTILE INTENT: A Matt Drake Novel

Author: Don Bentley Book: HOSTILE INTENT: A Matt Drake Novel Publishing: Berkley (May 3, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In the espionage community, Vienna is known as the...

PETER GOLENBOCK – WHISPERS OF THE GODS: Takes from Baseball’s Golden Age, Told By...

Author: Peter Golenbock Book: WHISPERS OF THE GODS: Takes from Baseball's Golden Age, Told By the Men Who Played the Game Publishing: ‎ Rowman...

SASCHA ROTHCHILD – BLOOD SUGAR: A Novel

Author: Sascha Rothchild Book: BLOOD SUGAR: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (April 19, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An utterly delicious debut thriller that tells the story...

JAMES ROLLINS – KINGDOM OF BONES: A Thriller

Author: James Rollins Book: KINGDOM OF BONES: A Thriller Publishing: William Morrow (April 19, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins,...

NEAL THOMPSON – THE FIRST KENNEDYS: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty

Author: Neal Thompson Book: THE FIRST KENNEDYS: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty Publishing: Mariner Books (February 22, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Based on genealogical breakthroughs...

SUSAN JONUSAS – HELL’S HALF-ACRE: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer...

Author: Susan Jonusas Book: HELL'S HALF-ACRE: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier Publishing: Viking (March 1, 2022) Synopsis (from...

LISA SCOTTOLINE – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS: A Novel

Author: Lisa Scottoline Book: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS: A Novel Publishing: ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 29, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From #1 bestselling...

BRAD MELTZER – THE LIGHTNING ROD (A Zig & Nola Novel)

Author: Brad Meltzer Book: THE LIGHTNING ROD (A Zig & Nola Novel) Publishing: William Morrow (March 8, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Nola is the most accomplished kicker...

BRENDAN SLOCUMB – THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY: A Novel

Author: Brendan Slocumb Book: THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY: A Novel Publishing: Anchor (February 1, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • In this riveting page-turner,...

JOE YOGERST – 50 STATES, 500 CAMPGROUNDS: Where to Go, When to Go, What...

Author/Photographer: Joe Yogerst Book: 50 STATES, 500 CAMPGROUNDS: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do Publishing: National Geographic (February 22, 2022) Synopsis...

C.J. BOX – SHADOWS REEL: A Joe Pickett Novel

Author: C.J. Box Book: SHADOWS REEL: A Joe Pickett Novel Publishing: ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 8, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Wyoming Game Warden Joe...

AUSTIN ROGERS – THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF PUB TRIVIA BY THE SMARTEST GUY IN...

Author: Austin Rogers Book: THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF PUB TRIVIA BY THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE BAR Publishing: Workman Publishing Company (February 22, 2022) Synopsis (by the...

SAMANTHA DOWNING – FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Author: Samantha Downing Book: FOR YOUR OWN GOOD Publishing: Berkley (July 20, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER “Witty and macabre.”—Caroline Kepnes "Slick and chilling."—Megan Miranda “I read...

MARK GREANEY – SIERRA SIX: A Gray Man Novel

Author: Mark Greaney Book: SIERRA SIX: A Gray Man Novel Publishing: Berkley (February 15, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): It's been years since the Gray Man's first mission,...

LAURENCE LEAMER – CAPOTE’S WOMEN: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan...

Author: Laurence Leamer Book: CAPOTE'S WOMEN: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (October 12, 2021) Synopsis...

JOHN RHODEHAMEL – AMERICA’S ORIGINAL SIN: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln...

Author: John Rhodehamel Book: AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination Publishing: Johns Hopkins University Press (September 7, 2021) Synopsis (from the...

LAN SAMANTHA CHANG – THE FAMILY CHAO: A Novel

Author: Lan Samantha Chang Book: THE FAMILY CHAO: A Novel Publishing: ‎ W. W. Norton & Company (February 1, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of...

KERRI MAHER – THE PARIS BOOKSELLER

Author: Kerri Maher Book: THE PARIS BOOKSELLER Publishing: ‎ Berkley (January 11, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A BookBub Best Historical Fiction Book of 2022 ∙...

LISA GARDNER – ONE STEP TOO FAR (A Frankie Elkin Novel)

Author: Lisa Gardner Book: ONE STEP TOO FAR (A Frankie Elkin Novel) Publishing: Dutton (January 18, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From #1 New York Times bestselling author...

MAYA WASHINGTON – THROUGH THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR: My Father and the...

Author: Maya Washington Book: THROUGH THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR: My Father and the Team that Changed the Game Publishing: ‎ Little A...

NICK PETRIE – THE RUNAWAY (A Peter Ash Novel)

Author: Nick Petrie Book:  THE RUNAWAY (A Peter Ash Novel) Publication: G.P. Putnam's Sons (January 18, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Petrie has a preternatural talent for ratcheting...

JOHN VANDEMOER – RIGGED JUSTICE: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man’s...

Author: John Vandemoer Book: RIGGED JUSTICE: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man's Life Publishing: HarperOne (September 28, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The former Stanford...

ELIZABETH GEORGE – SOMETHING TO HIDE: A Lynley Novel

Author: Elizabeth George Book: SOMETHING TO HIDE: A Lynley Novel Publishing: ‎ Viking (January 11, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective...

JONATHAN EVISON – SMALL WORLD: A Novel

Author: Jonathan Evison Book: SMALL WORLD: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (January 11, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of the LA Times's 10 Books to Add to Your...

KEVIN BIRMINGHAM – THE SINNER AND THE SAINT: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who...

Author: Kevin Birmingham Book: THE SINNER AND THE SAINT: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece Publishing: ‎ Penguin Press (November 16,...

ANDREW ROBERTS – THE LAST KING OF AMERICA: The Misunderstood Reign of George III

Author: Andrew Roberts Book: THE LAST KING OF AMERICA: The Misunderstood Reign of George III Publishing: Viking (November 9, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the New York...

JEFFERY DEAVER – THE MIDNIGHT LOCK (Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

Author: Jeffery Deaver Book: THE MIDNIGHT LOCK (Lincoln Rhyme Novel) Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 30, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People) Jeffery...

POPPY HARLOW – THE BIGGEST LITTLE BOY: A Christmas Story

Author: Poppy Harlow Book: THE BIGGEST LITTLE BOY: A Christmas Story Publishing: Viking Books for Young Readers (November 23, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): CNN news anchor Poppy...

JAMES GOLDEN aka Bo Snerdley – RUSH ON THE RADIO: A Tribute from his...

Author: JAMES GOLDEN aka Bo Snerdley Book: RUSH ON THE RADIO: A Tribute from his Sidekick for 30 Years Publishing: All Seasons Press (November 23, 2021) Synopsis...

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...
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