American Dream Machine
By Matthew Specktor
This sweeping novel about fathers and sons, the movie business and the changes that shaped American culture follows Beau Rosenwald as he and his partner, Williams Farquarsen, helming the most successful agency in Hollywood, fumble and thrive across the L.A. landscape.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Separated by their respective ambitions after they fall in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America when she is confronted with racial prejudice; meanwhile, her lover, Obinze, endures a precarious life as an undocumented alien in London. When the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later, they face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Amity & Sorrow
By Peggy Riley
Fleeing with her two daughters, who have never seen the world outside of their polygamous compound, a desperate woman crashes her car in rural Oklahoma, where she finds unlikely help from a farmer mourning the loss of his wife.
And the Mountains Echoed
By Khaled Hosseini
In a tale that moves from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek Islands, the intricacies of how families love each other, care for each other, and make choices that will resonate through generations are explored in the much-anticipated new novel by the author of The Kite Runner.
The Apple Orchard
By Susan Wiggs
Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a 100-acre apple orchard in the town of Archangel, along with a half-sister she’s never heard of, Tess Delaney discovers a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family.
The Babylon Rite
By Tom Knox
When the world’s foremost Templar historian commits suicide, leaving behind a clue about a secret hidden object in the famous chapel of Rosslyn, anthropologist Jess Silverton researches an ancient civilization linked to the foundations of Judaism and Buddhism and a plot involving a rare and dangerous Amazonian flower.
The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure
By William Dietrich
To make Napoleon pay for kidnapping his son and nearly killing his wife, spy, adventurer and treasure hunter Ethan Gage flees to England where he and a group of brilliant renegades devise a daring plan as the French set sail for invasion.
Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard
By Sally Cabot
The bastard son of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin is named the new Royal Governor of New Jersey, but all he has achieved becomes threatened when the colonies begin the fight for independence, a cause he refuses to support or accept.
Best Kept Secret
By Jeffrey Archer
Embarking on a shared family life after the events chronicled in The Sins of the Father, Harry, Emma, Sebastian and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma’s brother’s engagement to a fortune-seeker; Sebastian’s hedonistic pursuits; and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers.
The Blind Man’s Garden
By Nadeem Aslam
Secretly entering Afghanistan to help care for wounded civilians, Jeo and Makal, foster brothers from a small Pakistani town, find that their good intentions cannot keep them out of harm’s way, and the people left behind, including their blind father and Jeo’s wife, are left to deal with the aftermath.
The Blossom Sisters
By Fern Michaels
Swindled out of his home by his gold-digging wife, successful accountant Gus Hollister returns to his grandmother Rose’s Virginia farmhouse where he helps the residents of Blossom Farm expand their business and finds the courage to love again.
By Beverly Swerling
Revitalizing her architectural history career by tracking down several long-missing pieces of ancient Judaica, recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall accepts the help of smitten reporter Geoff Harris in an investigation with ties to a sixteenth-century Carthusian monk and a Jewish goldsmith who struggled for survival in a shadowy world marked by Thomas Cromwell, sexual secrets, and religious treasure.
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
By Nathaniel Philbrick
The best-selling author of Mayflower presents a novel inspired by the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington, and British General William Howe.
Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years
By William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
Asking the question, “What if Butch Cassidy wasn’t killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in1908?”, this novel of the Old West follows Butch after he flees South America and becomes involved in the most dangerous train robbery he ever attempted, along with a new band of Wild Bunch outlaws.
The Carrion Birds
By Urban Waite
Determined to put his past behind him and start a new life, hitman Ray Lamar, agreeing to one last heist, discovers that the road to redemption is much harder than he thought when things start to go very wrong.
A Case of Redemption
By Adam Mitzner
A grieving, high-profile attorney attempts to outmaneuver legal pitfalls and a media firestorm while representing a popular rap artist who has been wrongly accused of murdering his pop-star girlfriend.
A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
By Jeff Shaara
The first installment in a new trilogy inspired by the Siege of Vicksburg follows Ulysses S. Grant’s successful crossing of the Mississippi in May of 1863 and his reluctant decision to surround Confederate soldiers and citizens in a ring of Federal entrenchments in order to starve them into surrendering.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
By Anthony Marra
Set in a rural village in Chechnya in December, 2004, a failed doctor harbors the traumatized eight-year-old daughter of a man who has been abducted by Russian forces, and treats a number of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.
Crime of Privilege
By Walter Walker
Pitted against a powerful family when he reopens the scandalous case of a young woman’s unsolved murder, George Becket, the assistant to the Cape & Islands district attorney, is forced to confront a haunting mistake from his own past while outmaneuvering wealth-driven corruption.
The Dark Road
By Ma Jian
The human cost of China’s one-child policy is reflected in the tale of a rural family on the run from the state, who decide to have a second child before they become subject to cruel government practices of enforced abortion and sterilization.
A Delicate Truth
By John Le Carre
Three years after the launch of a delicate counter-terrorist operation organized to capture a high-value jihadist arms buyer, a disgraced Special Forces soldier delivers a message that raises questions about the operation’s success and a possible cover-up, a situation that forces the soldier to choose between his conscience and his duty.
A Dual Inheritance
By Joanna Hershon
Forging an intense friendship in their senior year at Harvard, Ed, a Jewish, girl-crazy scholarship student, and Hugh, a Boston Brahmin who decidedly pines for the one who got away, abruptly and mysteriously go their separate ways only to pursue very different lives that are shaped by their past bond.
The Famous and the Dead
By T. Jefferson Parker
Charlie Hood struggles with the moral challenges of arresting his late love’s cartel-connected son, Bradley Jones, while the enigmatic Mike Finnegan uses his unsettling knowledge to infiltrate both of their lives.
The Fever Tree
By Jennifer McVeigh
Forced to abandon her life of privilege in 1880’s London and relocate to the southern Cape of Africa, Francis Irvine becomes entangled with two very different men, including one driven by ambition and another by his ideals, a circumstance that is complicated by a smallpox epidemic and the dark side of diamond mining.
By Douglas Kennedy
Becoming jaded by her hospital lab work and feeling estranged from her distant husband, Laura attends a conference in Boston and unexpectedly connects with a surprisingly complex man who is attempting to choose between his desires and obligations.
By Rachel Kushner
Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement.
By Gail Godwin
Isolated in a decaying family home while her father performs secret work at the end of World War II, 10-year-old Helen mourns the losses of her mother and grandmother, and bonds with her sensitive young aunt while desperately clinging to the ghosts and stories of her childhood.
By Abigail Tarttelin
Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament-candidate husband, and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend’s betrayal and the secret about Max’s intersexual identity.
Harvard Square: A Novel
By Andre Aciman
An Egyptian-Jewish Harvard graduate student trying to assimilate into American culture in 1977 befriends an impetuous, loud Arab cab driver and must choose between his dream and his friend.
Hell or Richmond
By Ralph Peters
A brutal 30-day period of the Civil War is experienced by Harvard valedictorian Union general Francis Channing Barlow, brawling Rebel colonel William C. Oates, and a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor.
Honor Thy Thug: Thugs 6
By Wahida Clark
Four friends try to salvage their shattered relationship in the wake of murder, betrayal, and the machinations of a sophisticated and deadly Chinese crime organization.
The Hope Factory
By Lavanya Sankaran
The proud owner of a small factory, Anand finds his future uncertain when it collides with urban forces beyond his control and a woman determined to make a better life for her son.
The House at Belle Fontaine
By Lily Tuck
This intimate collection of stories, spanning the better part of the twentieth century and taking place on almost every continent, reveals the passions, secrets, fears and tragedies among lovers and spouses, landlords and tenants, and lifelong friends and enemies.
A House Divided
By Kimberla Lawson Roby
After an argument sends their son’s girlfriend into early labor, the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife’s relationship falters to the point where Mrs. Black experiences a rift between them that may send her into the arms of another man.
The Humanity Project
By Jean Thompson
Relocated to the home of her resentful estranged father after surviving a high school shooting, Linnea is unwittingly placed in charge of a bizarre and well-endowed charity fund and confides in a handyman who is coping with his own struggles with a painkiller-addicted parent.
A Hundred Summers
By Beatriz Williams
Returning to an idyllic Rhode Island oceanfront community for the summer of 1938, New York socialite Lily Dane is devastated by the appearance of her ex-fiancé and his new wife, who just so happens to be her ex-best friend. Despite the awkwardness, the pair play matchmaker when they reintroduce Lily to a member of their old college crowd.
By Dan Brown
In the much-awaited follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces–Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.
The Innocence Game
By Michael Harvey
Invited to participate in an elite seminar with two classmates, top journalism student Ian Joyce investigates wrongful convictions and cold cases, including one introduced by a fellow student that involves the murder of a young boy whose killer may still be at large.
By David Rhodes
Returning to the rural Wisconsin setting and characters described in Driftless, Rhodes examines the aftermath of Blake Bookchester’s parole, a time in which single mother Danielle Workhouse is employed in the mansion of Buck and Amy Roebuck, and Ivan and August strike up a friendship with a recluse in a melon field.
The Kings and Queens of Roam
By Daniel Wallace
When their parents die an untimely death, a blind, naïve younger sister becomes wholly dependent on her bitter and conniving older sister, who overprotectively imparts stories of a brutal and dangerous world to keep her sister in thrall.
The King’s Deception
By Steve Berry
When escalating political tensions between the United States and England put his son in the hands of a man with a shadowy and intensely personal agenda, Cotton Malone finds himself confronting a baffling historical mystery that questions the legitimacy of Elizabeth I.
By Liza Marklund
When the wife of a murdered colleague is wrongly charged with the crime, police officer Nina Hoffman races against time to investigate the traumatized suspect’s account of the killer, a woman whom she says also ran off with the couple’s son.
Long Live the King
By Fay Weldon
The restoration of the Dilberne fortune having been accomplished with the marriage of their son to a wealthy Chicago heiress, Lord Robert and Lady Isobel prepare for the coronation of Edward VII while a family tragedy threatens to undermine the royal festivities.
Looking for Me
By Beth Hoffman
Opening an antiques shop in Charleston after discovering a talent for restoring furniture, Teddi Overman struggles to come to terms with her shattered family and sense of self after receiving news that her long-missing brother might still be alive.
By Isabel Allende
After the death of her beloved grandfather, 19-year-old Maya Vidal turns to drugs, alcohol and petty crimes. When she becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI and Interpol, her grandmother helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life.
Merivel: A Man of His Time
By Rose Tremain
Court physician Robert Merivel has a middle-age crisis and sets off for Versailles where he meets Madame de Flamanville, a Swiss botanist, and rescues a captive bear to take back to Bidnold Manor.
By Sidney Poitier
A first novel by the Presidential Medal-of-Freedom-winning actor follows the experiences of a corporate CEO who, two decades after discovering a coin made of materials not known on earth, finds his views on faith, race, and the meaning of life challenged by a wrenching battle for ownership of the coin.
By William Nicholson
A love triangle set against the backdrop of World War II involves a charismatic war hero whose marriage crumbles in the face of painful realities that culminate in tragedy when his ex-wife returns his best friend’s long-unrequited love.
By Jennifer Gilmore
Applying for an open adoption after several unsuccessful years of trying to conceive, Jesse and Ramon are disheartened by the bureaucratic labyrinth of red tape, training sessions, and approvals they endure, as well as their being targeted by con artists. All of these experiences serve to challenge their views about culture, class and changing family dynamics.
The Movement of Stars
By Amy Brill
Having lived her entire life according to the principles of her mid-nineteenth-century Nantucket Quaker community, Hannah Gardner Price quietly strives to discover a comet that will win her recognition by the King of Denmark before falling in love with a young whaler from the Azores who also aspires to progress beyond his station.
My Father’s Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain
By Patricio Pron
A young writer returns to his native Argentina to uncover a mystery surrounding his dying father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man, which he ties to his country’s dark political past and his family’s underground resistance activities.
A Nearly Perfect Copy
By Allison Amend
Reeling from a tragic loss that turns into a crisis capable of jeopardizing her family and elite career, Elmira conspires with a talented artist who embarks on a desperate scheme to advance himself in Parisian cultural circles.
The Ophelia Cut
By John T. Lescroart
Defending his old friend Moses McGuire against wrongful murder charges involving a man who raped his daughter, attorney Dismas Hardy risks his career when the case threatens to expose old secrets involving him and police lieutenant Abe Glitsky.
By David Mark
Suspecting foul play in the alleged suicide of a depressed man in an East Yorkshire neighborhood where a new gang has recently seized control of the local drug trade, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy finds the investigation pitting him against elite political figures and other powerful individuals who murderously protect their secrets.
The Other Typist
By Suzanne Rindell
Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer who introduces her to a world of bobbed hair, smoking and speakeasies.
By Stephen Coonts
When a luxurious vacation cruiser in the Red Sea is attacked by Somali pirates, Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and halt a dangerous conspiracy.
By Jason Matthews
Drafted against her will to serve the regime of Vladimir Putin as an intelligence seductress, Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against first-tour CIA officer Nathaniel Nash, with whom she engages in a charged effort of deception and tradecraft before a forbidden attraction threatens their careers and the security of America’s most valuable mole in Moscow.
The River of No Return
By Bee Ridgway
Waking up in a modern London hospital 200 years after meeting his death on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott is indoctrinated into a time-traveling society and returned to the side of a woman he loved to reclaim a vital talisman, a mission that places the fate of his future in jeopardy.
By M. J. Rose
Arriving on the Isle of Jersey in the aftermath of painful losses, mythologist Jac L’Etoile investigates the region’s Celtic history while participating in her host’s exploration of novelist Victor Hugo’s mid-nineteenth-century experimentations with séances, through which some believed he communicated with a shadowy supernatural figure.
By Larry Bond
Witnessing a torpedo attack on a Vietnamese merchant ship by a Chinese nuclear sub, USS North Dakota captain Jerry Mitchell helps forge a tenuous new alliance with Western Pacific nations in a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China’s economy and preventing a full-scale war.
The Shelter Cycle
By Peter Rock
Two friends who grew up together as part of an extreme doomsday-prepping religion are reunited twenty years later as they search for an abducted child.
By Ann Cleeves
Discovering the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, Inspector Vera Stanhope, hoping that she has uncovered a simple natural-causes death, subsequently finds strange bruises that reveal that the victim was murdered.
By John Sandford
Investigating the murder of a political fixer who had blackmailed his ambitious heiress employer during a vicious smear campaign, Lucas Davenport follows disturbing leads to the Minneapolis Police Department and a ruthless woman who threatens his life.
By Brian Kimberling
Working as a bird watching guide to scrape together enough money to survive in his glitter-festooned truck, affable bird enthusiast Nathan conducts nature research in rural Indiana, where he falls in love with a heartbreaking free spirit and interacts with a host of colorful local characters while confronting the accidental turns his life has taken.
Someday, Someday, Maybe
By Lauren Graham
The stage and screen star best known for her work in such TV series as “Gilmore Girls” presents the story of a struggling actress in 1990s New York City who searches for work – and the perfect hair product – while befriending a rival and resisting pressure from her father to get a “real” job.
Southern Cross the Dog
By Bill Cheng
Convinced that he is cursed after the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, 20-year-old Robert Chatham is constantly followed by trouble and has lost his will to live. Just when he has finally shaken his demons, however, he is forced to make an impossible choice.
A Step of Faith
By Richard Paul Evans
Embarking on a walking tour from Seattle to Key West after the losses of his beloved wife and his successful business, Alan Christoffersen meets a number of people on his journey who impart lessons in love, sacrifice and forgiveness, but a crisis in St. Louis threatens to undo his fragile healing process.
By Daniel Palmer
When John Bodine steals a customer’s identity to pay for his wife’s cancer treatment, his plan works perfectly until the customer in question contacts him and demands that he play a life-or-death game called “Criminal,” in which he must commit real crimes in order to stay alive.
There Was an Old Woman
By Hallie Ephron
When her mother is hospitalized, Evie Ferrante discovers some strange objects while sorting through her mother’s belongings and renews a friendship with an elderly neighbor who pulls her into a world of madness and deception.
The Way Home: Thomas Kinkade’s Angel Island
By Katherine Spencer
A new entry in the series following A Wandering Heart finds Claire North meeting up with a former patron of the soup kitchen she ran in Boston while the newly-single Avery Bishop tries to open a café.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
By Karen Joy Fowler
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of a precocious chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and whom Rosemary loved as though a sister.
You Are One of Them
By Elliott Holt
The friendship between all-American girl Jenny and Sarah, the shy daughter of troubled parents, is threatened at the height of the Cold War by Jenny’s unexpected fame. Decades later, Sarah learns that the plane crash that claimed Jenny’s life may have been a hoax and takes steps to discover what really happened to her friend.
By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
When a scientist discovers a possible way to tap an unlimited energy source using machines that cause massive earthquakes, Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and their NUMA teammates race against time to locate the machines in order to prevent catastrophic disasters.