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Random Revelations Spring 2013

Random Revelations Spring 2013

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 Jen Erica 
The Most Important Titles of the Spring 2013 Season. Hand Selected for Librarians.
Elizabeth 
Jim Crace
HARVEST:
 A Novel
I was a huge an o Crace’s
The Pesthouse
(which was an ALA Notable Book), so I wasthrilled to see we had his next book on our spring list. It was the rst one I picked uprom that season and I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed. Crace weavesa tapestry o bucolic lie colliding with economic progress with haunting results. The writing is mind-blowing.
978-0-385-52077-5 | $24.95 | 25,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | February
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978-0-385-53690-5
LITERARY FICTION
RA:
For ans o Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan
RI:
England
Matthew Goodman
EIGHTY DAYS:
Nellie Bly andElizabeth Bisland’sHistory-Making Race Around the World
 The true story o twodaring, brave, youngwomen journalists, whoin 1889 decided to race around the worldattempting to beat the 80-day claim o Jules Verne’s popular novel. I instantly ellin love with the eisty Nellie Bly and sweetElizabeth Bisland. You too will be drawnin by their adventurous travel tale through oreign lands.
978-0-345-52726-4 | $28.00/$34.00C | 50,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | March
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978-0-345-52728-8 |
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HISTORY
Promo:
Scribd Excerpt
RA:
For readers o Erik Larson and
Unbroken
RI:
Author lives in New York 
Walter Walker 
CRIME OFPRIVILEGE:
 A Novel
 A murder on CapeCod. A rape in PalmBeach. A college stu-dent, seduced by thepower o one o  America’s most prominent amiliesstays silent about what he saw. Yearslater, as a lawyer, he is driven to ndnot only a killer, but his own redemp-tion as well. This thrilling, transcontinental investigation asks thequestion: Can privilege really corrupt justice?
978-0-345-54153-6 | $26.00/$31.00C | 75,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | June
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978-0-345-54154-3 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36723-3 |
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FICTION/THRILLER
Promo:
Scribd Excerpt
RA:
For ans o Dominick Dunne,William Landay, and Nelson DeMille
RI:
Cape Cod, MA andPalm Beach, FL setting
 
Krista 
KEY:
 Promo:
Book Promotional Material |
RA:
Readers’ Advisory |
RI:
 
Regional Interest
Walter Cronkite, IV and Maurice Isserman;Foreword by Tom Brokaw 
CRONKITE’S WAR:
 Walter Cronkite’s WorldWar II Letters Home
From one o the deningvoices o “The GreatestGeneration” comes a storyo love and war, told throughthe vivid letters o the youngwar correspondent Walter Cronkite to hiswie Betsy. Heartelt and evocative, thisbook is a must-read or World War II bus and media enthusiasts alike.
978-1-4262-1019-8 | $28.00/$33.00C | 75,000 | National Geographic Society | HC | May
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978-1-4262-1020-4
 
MEMOIR/HISTORY
RA:
For readers o 
The Greatest Generation
Kelly 
Taylor Stevens
THE DOLL:
 A Vanessa MichaelMunroe Novel
In case you’ve missedmy previous sta picks or Stevens’
TheInormationist 
and
TheInnocent 
, here’s yourlatest chance to hearme rave about these riveting thrillers!Lucky enough to meet Stevens lastyear at the ALA Midwinter Coner-ence, I was a geeky an begging or insider ino on
The Doll 
.I promise this is going to be huge!
978-0-307-88878-5 | $24.00/$28.00C | 50,000 | Crown | HC | June
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978-0-307-88879-2 |
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CD: 978-0-385-35983-2 |
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AD: 978-0-385-35984-9
FICTION/THRILLER
RA:
For readers o 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 
2
FIRST FICTION
Jenny Milchman
COVER OF SNOW:
 A Novel
On a wintry morning, in a remote Adirondack village, Nora Hamilton wakesto learn her rock-solid policeman hus-band has committed suicide. But, thepieces don’t add up. As Nora tries touncover what happened, this mountaintown is determined to keep its deadlysecrets buried.
978-0-345-53421-7 | $26.00/$31.00C | 15,000Ballantine Books | HC | January
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978-0-345-53423-1 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36622-9 |
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AD: 978-0-385-36623-6
FICTION/THRILLER
Promo:
Scribd Excerpt, Author Website: JennyMilchman.com
RA:
For ans o Gillian Flynn and Lisa Unger
RI:
Adirondack setting
Roger Hobbs
GHOSTMAN
When a casino robbery in Atlantic Citygoes horribly awry the man who orches-trated it is obliged to call in a avor rom“Jack.” Only thirty or so people are surethis man exists. But as he struggles toclean up the mess, he nds himsel increasingly more visible as he’s pursuedsimultaneously by the FBI and otherinterested, i mysteriously elusive, parties.
978-0-307-95996-6 | $24.95/$28.95C | 150,000Knopf | HC | February
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978-0-307-95997-3 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36174-3
FICTION/THRILLER
Promo:
Book Trailer
RA:
For readers o Lee Child and Robert Crais
RI:
The author lives in Portland, OR
 Abi Maxwell 
LAKE PEOPLE
 A haunting, luminous debut novel set ina small New Hampshire town: the storyo the crisscrossing o lives, within andwithout amily, and o one woman, givenup or adoption as a baby, searching orthe truth about her lie.
978-0-307-96165-5 | $24.95/$28.95C | 25,000Knopf | HC | February
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978-0-307-96166-2
LITERARY FICTION
Promo:
Reading Group Guide (available at www.aaknop.com)
RA:
For readers o Elizabeth Strout and Lorrie Moore
RI:
New Hampshire
Luis Negron;Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
MUNDO CRUEL:
Stories
Nine short stories set in the mostly queer,working class community o Santurce,Puerto Rico.
Mundo Cruel 
eatures pow-erul, unny, voice-driven storytelling romdebut Puerto Rican author.
978-1-60980-418-3 |$13.95/ $13.95C | 10,000Seven Stories Press | TR | February
E
978-1-60980-419-0
SHORT STORIES
RI:
Set in Puerto Rico
David Kirk 
CHILD OF VENGEANCE:
 A Novel
 A bold and vivid historical epic o eudalJapan, based on the real-lie exploits o the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto. YA crossover appeal.
978-0-385-53663-9 | $25.95 | 40,000Doubleday | HC | March978-0-385-67821-6 | $24.95C | Doubleday Canada | TR
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978-0-385-53664-6 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36224-5
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AD: 978-0-385-36225-2
HISTORICAL FICTION
Promo:
A manga-style short comic book or online promotion
RA:
 
Shogun
meets
Gates o Fire
 
RI:
The author lives in England
Ryan McIlvain
ELDERS:
A Novel
 Two young Mormons are on a mission inBrazil, which will oer validation o theiraith and test them in ways they didn’texpect. From
The Book o Mormon
onBroadway to Mitt Romney on the campaigntrail, there is an endless ascination withthis aith. The centerpiece here is thecharacters and their relationship to theiraith—not hot-button issues like polygamy.
978-0-307-95569-2 | $26.00/$31.00C | 30,000 | Hogarth | HC | March
E
978-0-307-95570-8
FICTION
Promo:
Scribd Excerpt
RA:
For readers o 
The 19th Wie
and
The Ministry of Special Cases
Edward Kelsey Moore
THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT
When Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jeanmeet as teenagers in the mid-sixties, thecivil rights movement is moving alongand their regular gathering place is Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat diner, the rst black-owned business in Plainview, Indiana.Dubbed the Supremes by their riends,the inseparable trio is watched over bybig-hearted Earl during their high school days, and beyond.
978-0-307-95992-8 | $25.95/$30.00C | 100,000 | Knopf | HC | March
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978-0-307-95993-5 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36289-4 |
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AD: 978-0-385-36290-0
LITERARY FICTION
Promo:
Author Video & Book Trailer, Scribd Excerpt, Reading GroupGuide
RA:
For readers o 
Steel Magnolias, Waiting to Exhale,
or
Fried Green Tomatoes
 
RI:
Indiana
 Alexander Söderberg
THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND:
 A Novel
 An explosive thriller about a womanwho becomes the pawn o two warringinternational crime syndicates. Imagine i Quentin Tarantino created Don Corleone;i John le Carre invented Tony Soprano;or i Jason Bourne was a single motherinstead o a spy.
978-0-7704-3605-6 | $26.00 | 100,000Crown | HC | March
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978-0-7704-3606-3 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36090-6 |
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AD: 978-0-385-36089-0978-0-307-99092-1
FICTION/THRILLER
RA:
First in a trilogy, inevitable movie adaptation!
RI:
Author lives in SwedenFind us online:
RHLibrary
 
 Visit us at our website:
www.RandomHouseLibrary.com
3
FIRST FICTION
Christopher Hacker 
THE MORELS
 An exploration o the most dicult ques-tions about the relationship betweenliterature and lie, as well as a amily novelabout the ways in which childhood traumacan echo through the generations. It’s aercely original and propulsive work.
978-1-61695-243-3 | $25.95/$30.00C | 50,000Soho Press | HC | April
E
978-1-61695-244-0
LITERARY FICTION
RA:
For readers o 
The Marriage Plot 
RI:
Author lives in Washington, DC
Brian Kimberling
SNAPPER
 A great, hilarious new voice in ction: thepoignant, all-too-human recollections o an aable bird researcher in backwaterIndiana as he goes through a disastrousyet heartening love aair with the placeand its people.
978-0-307-90805-6 | $24.95/$28.95C | 40,000Pantheon | HC | April
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978-0-307-90806-3 |
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AD: 978-0-385-39303-4
LITERARY FICTION
Promo:
Reading Group Guide (available at www.pantheon.knopdoubleday.com)
RA:
For ans o Karen Russell, Lorrie Moore, Annie Proulx, and Richard Russo
RI:
Set in Southern Indiana
Lavanya Sankaran
THE HOPE FACTORY:
 A Novel
 Anand is the owner o a small successulactory, until it collides with orces out o his control. Kamala is a maid whosedreams center around a better uture orher son. This remarkable “upstairs”“downstairs” drama examines ambition,desperation, and hope, set against thecomplex urban landscape o Bangalore.
978-0-385-33819-6 | $26.00/$31.00C | 30,000The Dial Press | HC | April
E
978-0-8129-8462-0
FICTION
Promo:
Book Trailer
RA:
For ans o Ann Patchett, Jhumpa Lahiri,and Elizabeth Strout
RI:
Bangalore, India setting
Dagmara Dominczyk 
THE LULLABY OFPOLISH GIRLS:
 A Novel
 Anna’s amily emigrates to the U.S. in the1980s, and she never eels quite like shebelongs. But the summer Anna turnstwelve, she returns to Poland and devel-ops an intense riendship with two localgirls. Over a decade later, a scandalousmurder leads them back to the placewhere their unlikely riendship began.
978-0-8129-9355-4 | $25.00/$29.95C | 25,000Spiegel & Grau | HC | May
E
978-0-679-64599-3
FICTION
RA:
For ans o Janelle Brown and Kate Christensen
RI:
New York City and Poland setting
 Anthony Marra
 A CONSTELLATION OF VITALPHENOMENA:
 A Novel
 A novel about the transcendent power o love in wartime, bringing to lie a bombed-out hospital where a tough-mindeddoctor harbors a hunted young girl, withpowerul consequences.
978-0-7704-3640-7 | $26.00 | 60,000Hogarth | HC | May
E
978-0-7704-3641-4 |
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AD: 978-0-385-36357-0
LITERARY FICTION
RA:
The dramatic sweep o 
The English Patient 
with
The Tiger’s Wife’s
 expert sense o place
RI:
Chechnya, in the nal days o December 2004
Matt Bell 
IN THE HOUSE UPON THEDIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS
Hal study o a amily in crisis, hal airytale, this novel is about a young cou-ple’s attempt to start a amily in astrange house in a landscape shroudedin mystery.
978-1-61695-253-2 | $25.00/$29.95C | 25,000Soho Press | HC | June
E
978-1-61695-254-9
LITERARY FICTION
RI:
Author lives in Michigan
 Antonio Hill 
THE SUMMER OFDEAD TOYS:
 A Novel
 A gripping murder mystery introducingInspector Hector Salgado. Hector, amean, violent…and brilliant cop is thrustinto the seedy underbelly o Spain’s mostpopular city where he’s brought ace-to-ace with human tracking, voodoo, andshady characters that send shivers downeven the most weathered cops.
 978-0-7704-3587-5 | $26.00 | 35,000 | Crown | HC | June
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978-0-7704-3588-2 |
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CD: 978-0-385-36346-4 |
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AD: 978-0-385-36347-1
FICTION/THRILLER
RA:
For ans o Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander and Jo Nesbo’sHarry Hole
RI:
Antonio Hill does or Barcelona what John Burdetthas done or Bangkok & Donna Leon or Venice
Thomas Van Essen
THE CENTER OFTHE WORLD
 A smart and sexy debut about the rolethat art plays in our lives and the lengthspeople will go to claim it.
978-1-59051-549-5 | $15.95/ $18.95C | 20,000Other Press | TR | June
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978-1-59051-550-1
LITERARY FICTION
RA:
For lovers o art history, J.M.W. Turnerand eroticism
RI:
Author lives in New Jersey

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