ALA Annual 2014 RHLibrary Book Buzz Handout | Books


Christian Rudder
HC: 978-0-385-34737-2
eBook: 978-0-385-34738-9
CD: 978-0-553-39751-2
AD: 978-0-553-39752-9
Crown | 125,000
September 9, 2014
An irreverent, provocative, and
visually fascinating look at what our
online lives reveal about who we really
are—and how this deluge of data will
transform the science of human
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In the Kingdom of Ice
Hampton Sides
HC: 978-0-385-53537-3
eBook: 978-0-385-53538-0
CD: 978-0-307-96656-8
AD: 978-0-307-96657-5
Doubleday | 150,000
August 5, 2014
New York Times bestselling author
Hampton Sides returns with a white-
knuckle tale of polar exploration and
survival in the Gilded Age.
The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell
HC: 978-1-4000-6567-7
eBook: 978-0-8129-9473-5
Random House | 200,000
September 2, 2014

The bestselling author of Cloud Atlas
returns with The Bone Clocks, a vast,
hypnotic novel that weaves six
narratives and spans from
1984 to the 2030s.

How We Learn
Benedict Carey
HC: 978-0-8129-9388-2
eBook: 978-0-8129-9389-9
CD: 978-0-4498-0779-8
AD: 978-0-4498-0780-4
Random House | 50,000
September 2, 2014
From the lead neuroscience reporter
at The New York Times comes a
fascinating, playful exploration of
what we really know about learning
and memory today—and how we can
use it to become smarter.
Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel
HC: 978-0-385-35330-4
eBook: 978-0-385-35331-1
CD: 978-0-553-54558-6
AD: 978-0-553-39798-7
Knopf | 50,000
September 9, 2014
An audacious, darkly glittering novel
about art, fame, and ambition set in
the eerie days of civilization's collapse.
Perfect for fans of The Age of Miracles
and The Dog Stars.
The Distance
Helen Giltrow
HC: 978-0-385-53699-8
eBook: 978-0-385-53700-1
CD: 978-0-553-54559-3
AD: 978-0-553-39977-6
Doubleday | 50,000
September 9, 2014
A dark, ultra-contemporary, and
relentlessly paced debut thriller about a
London society woman trying to put her
secret criminal past behind her, and the
hit man who comes to her with an
impossible job she can't refuse.
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Off the Sidelines
Kirsten Gillibrand
HC: 978-0-8041-7907-2
eBook: 978-0-8041-7908-9
CD: 978-0-5533-9737-6
AD: 978-0-5533-9738-3
Ballantine Books | 100,000
September 9, 2014
From New York Senator and rising
political star, an inspirational memoir
and call-to-action for all women to get
involved politically and raise their
voices to make a difference in their
communities and for their families.
Love Me Back
Merritt Tierce
HC: 978-0-385-53807-7
eBook: 978-0-385-53808-4
Doubleday | 40,000
September 16, 2014
From "5 Under 35" honoree and Rona
Jaffe Award-winner comes an urgent,
intensely visceral debut novel about a
young waitress whose downward
spiral is narrated in electric prose.
Richard McGuire
HC: 978-0-375-40650-8
Pantheon | 75,000
October 7, 2014

From one of the great comic
innovators, the long-awaited
fulfillment of his pioneering comic
vision. Perfect for readers of David
Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, Chris Ware's
Building Stories, David Mazzucchelli's
Asterios Polyp, Charles Burns's
Black Hole.

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Grady Hendrix
HC: 978-1-59474-526-3
eBook: 978-1-59474-727-4
Quirk Books | 30,000
September 23, 2014
It's a classic old-fashioned haunted
house story—set in a big box Swedish
furniture superstore. Designed like a
retail catalog, Horrorstör offers a
creepy read with mass appeal—perfect
for Halloween tables and young adult
A Path Appears
Nicholas D. Kristof
and Sheryl WuDunn
HC: 978-0-385-34991-8
eBook: 978-0-385-34992-5
Knopf | 200,000
September 23, 2014
From the authors of the #1 New York
Times bestselling Half the Sky, a
unique and essential narrative about
making a difference in the world.
Soon to be the basis of a
PBS four-hour series.
Wonder Woman Vol. 1:
Power Couple
(The New 52)
Charles Soule
HC: 978-1-4012-4898-7
DC Comics | 75,000
September 23, 2014
Spinning out of Justice League, the
greatest superhero couple in the
universe sets off on their own
Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham
HC: 978-0-8129-9499-5
eBook: 978-0-8129-9500-8
Random House | 250,000
September 30, 2014
From the acclaimed creator, producer,
and star of HBO's Girls comes a
hilarious, wise, and extremely frank
series of essays, confirming Lena
Dunham as one of the brightest and
most original writers working today.
The Invisible Front
Yochi Dreazen
HC: 978-0-385-34783-9
eBook: 978-0-385-34784-6
Crown | 20,000
October 7, 2014
The unforgettable and sensitively
reported story of a military family that
lost two sons—one to suicide and one
in combat—and channeled their grief
into fighting the armed forces' suicide
Some Luck
Jane Smiley
HC: 978-0-307-70031-5
eBook: 978-0-385-35039-6
AD: 978-0-804-19413-6
Knopf | 75,000
October 7, 2014
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of A Thousand Acres: a
heartwarming, deeply engaging new
novel—the life and times of an
American farm family over three
transformative decades.
The American Vice
Jules Witcover
HC: 978-1-58834-471-7
eBook: 978-1-58834-472-4
Smithsonian Books | 20,000
October 7, 2014
The definitive chronicle of American
Vice Presidents—the men “a heartbeat
away from the presidency” and the
eventual evolution of their roles in the
governing of the nation.
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The Life We Bury
Allen Eskens
TR: 978-1-61614-998-7
eBook: 978-1-61614-999-4
Seventh Street Books | 45,000
October 14, 2014
A young man finds himself caught in
the dark maze of circumstances
surrounding a crime that occurred
thirty years ago, and must confront
several ugly truths as well as direct
threats to his own life.
The Jane Austen Rules
Sinead Murphy
TR: 978-1-61219-382-3
eBook: 978-1-61219-383-0
Melville House | 40,000
October 14, 2014
A whip-smart young critic and
feminist makes a sharp critique of
modern dating guides, presenting
Jane Austen's books as the antidote.

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Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult
HC: 978-0-345-54492-6
eBook: 978-0-345-54493-3
CD: 978-0-804-12903-9
AD: 978-0-804-14765-1
Ballantine Books | 500,000
October 14, 2014
From the beloved #1 New York Times
bestselling author comes the gripping
story of a daughter searching for her
missing mother—a deeply moving and
intelligent page turner.
Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson
HC: 978-0-8129-9452-0
eBook: 978-0-8129-9453-7
Spiegel & Grau | 30,000
October 21, 2014
From one of the country's most
visionary legal thinkers, social justice
advocates, and MacArthur "genius,"
this is an intimate and unforgettable
narrative journey into the broken
American criminal justice system.
The Book of Strange
New Things
Michel Faber
HC: 978-0-553-41884-2
eBook: 978-0-553-41885-9
CD: 978-0-553-54623-1
AD: 978-0-553-54624-8
Hogarth | 200,000
October 28, 2014
A monumental, genre-defying novel
over ten years in the making, from the
internationally bestselling author of
The Crimson Petal and the White.
Food: A Love Story
Jim Gaffigan
HC: 978-0-8041-4041-6
eBook: 978-0-8041-4042-3
Crown Archetype | 200,000
October 28, 2014
“Choking on bacon is like getting
murdered by your lover.”
In the follow-up to his New York
Times bestseller Dad Is Fat, comedian
Jim Gaffigan takes on his favorite
topic: food.
Empire of Sin
Gary Krist
HC: 978-0-7704-3706-0
eBook: 978-0-7704-3707-7
Crown | 30,000
October 28, 2014
A vibrant and immersive account of
New Orleans' other civil war, at a time
when commercialized vice, jazz music
culture, and endemic crime defined
the battlegrounds of the Crescent City.
The Secret History
of Wonder Woman
Jill Lepore
HC: 978-0-385-35404-2
eBook: 978-0-385-35405-9
AD: 978-0-553-55135-8
Knopf | 75,000
October 28, 2014
A riveting work that reveals the origin
of one of America’s pop culture icons—
a story that hides within it not only a
fascinating family saga but a crucial
history of 20thCentury feminism. From
the author of the National Book Award
finalist Book of Ages.

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Hacker, Hoaxer,
Whistleblower, Spy
Gabriella Coleman
HC: 978-1-78168-583-9
eBook: 978-1-78168-584-6
Verso | 25,000
November 4, 2014
An engrossing, fascinating account
from inside Anonymous becomes a
page-turning tale of political intrigue,
spies and surveillance.
Leaves on the Wind
Zack Whedon
HC: 978-1-61655-489-7
eBook: 978-1-62115-937-7
Dark Horse Books | 60,000
November 18, 2014
Television/comic writer Zack
Wheldon (Deadwood, Southland)
continues the saga of Joss Whedon's
space cowboys!

The Bishop's Wife
Mette Ivie Harrison
HC: 978-1-61695-476-5
eBook: 978-1-61695-478-9
Soho Crime | 50,000
December 30, 2014
In this eye-opening mystery set in the
heart of Mormon Utah, a bishop's wife
investigates two deaths within her
It Was Me All Along
Andie Mitchell
HC: 978-0-7704-3324-6
eBook: 978-0-7704-3326-0
CD: 978-0-5535-4627-9
AD: 978-0-5535-4628-6
Clarkson Potter | 75,000
January 6, 2015
A young food blogger shares her
inspiring story of incredible weight
loss—a journey from nearly 300
pounds to losing more than half her
size—and establishing a healthy and
confident relationship with food.
Vanessa and Her Sister
Priya Parmar
HC: 978-0-8041-7637-8
eBook: 978-0-8041-7638-5
CD: 978-0-5535-4562-3
AD: 978-0-5533-9846-5
Ballantine Books | 50,000
January 13, 2015
For readers of The Paris Wife and
Loving Frank, this novel offers a
fascinating glimpse into the adult lives
of sisters Virginia Woolf and
Vanessa Bell.

The Marauders
Tom Cooper
HC: 978-0-8041-4056-0
eBook: 978-0-8041-4057-7
AD: 978-0-5535-4634-7
Crown | 30,000
February 3, 2015
A masterfully written, darkly hilarious
crime novel from a debut novelist, set
in a small bayou town that has
recently been devastated by
the BP oil spill.
I Take You
Eliza Kennedy
HC: 978-0-553-41782-1
eBook: 978-0-553-41783-8
CD: 978-0-553-54548-7
AD: 978-0-553-39953-0
Crown | 100,000
February 3, 2015
Brilliantly executed, hilarious, and
driven by the irrepressible voice of its
unforgettable heroine, this page-
turning debut showcases one of the
most engaging commercial voices
since Helen Fielding's
Bridget Jones’s Diary.
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A Small Indiscretion
Jan Ellison
HC: 978-0-8129-9544-2
eBook: 978-0-8129-9545-9
Random House | 50,000
January 27, 2015
A gripping debut novel about a
woman’s struggle to piece together
the mystery of her past, when the
legacy of a youthful indiscretion
threatens to destroy her family
and marriage.
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
HC: 978-0-385-35210-9
eBook: 978-03-853-5211-6
CD: 978-0-804-16675-1
AD: 978-0-804-16676-8
Knopf | 250,000
August 12, 2014
The new novel—a book that sold more
than a million copies the first week it
went on sale in Japan—from the
internationally acclaimed author, his
first since 1Q84.
Lee Child
HC: 978-0-8041-7874-7
eBook: 978-0-8041-7876-1
CD: 978-0-8041-9283-5
AD: 978-0-8041-9284-2
Delacorte Press | 800,000
September 2, 2014
After the game-changing twist Child
offered readers in Never Go Back,
comes a breathtaking new thriller
featuring the world's most beloved
vigilante hero Jack Reacher.
The Children Act
Ian McEwan
HC: 978-0-385-53970-8
eBook: 978-0-385-53971-5
Nan A. Talese | 150,000
September 9, 2014
A brilliant, emotionally wrenching
new novel from the author of
Atonement and Amsterdam.
The Roosevelts
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
HC: 978-0-307-70023-0
eBook: 978-0-385-35306-9
Knopf | 250,000
September 9, 2014
An extraordinarily vivid and personal
portrait of America's greatest political
family and its enormous impact on
our nation—the tie-in volume to the
PBS documentary to air in the fall of
Bones Never Lie
Kathy Reichs
HC: 978-0-345-54401-8
eBook: 978-0-345-54402-5
CD: 978-0-804-14780-4
AD: 978-0-804-14781-1
LP: 978-0-804-19447-1
Bantam | 200,000
September 23, 2014
The biggest and best suspense novel
yet in the Temperance Brennan
series—from the #1 New York Times
bestselling author and forensic
An English Ghost Story
Kim Newman
TR: 978-1-78116-558-4
eBook: 978-1-78116-559-1
Titan Books | 30,000
October 7, 2014
An English Ghost Story is the new
novel by the critically acclaimed
author of Anno Dracula, Kim
Newman. A British family move into a
new home away from the city with
horrific consequences.
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So Many Books, So Little Time …
World of Trouble
Ben H. Winters
TR: 978-1-59474-685-7
eBook: 978-1-59474-686-4
Quirk Books | 50,000
July 15, 2014
The third and final installment in the
Edgar Award-winning "pre-
apocalyptic" Last Policeman series.
With the doomsday asteroid looming,
it's clear that there's more than one
earth-shattering revelation on the
The Thing About
Donal Ryan
HC: 978-1-58642-228-8
eBook: 978-1-58642-229-5
Steerforth | 25,000
August 26, 2014
Ryan's award-winning debut,
The Spinning Heart, garnered
unprecedented acclaim—including the
Guardian First Book Award and Irish
Book Awards Book of The Year. His
follow-up offers a window into today's

Neil Patrick Harris:
Choose Your Own
Neil Patrick Harris
HC: 978-0-385-34699-3
eBook: 978-0-385-34700-6
CD: 978-0-385-36796-7
AD: 978-0-385-36797-4
Crown Archetype | 300,000
October 14, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris, beloved star of How
I Met Your Mother, takes readers on an
entertaining and original adventure
through his life and career.

Make Up Your Life
Michelle Phan
HC: 978-0-8041-3734-8
eBook: 978-0-8041-3735-5
Harmony | 80,000
October 14, 2014
The YouTube sensation’s inspiring self-
help guide of her trademark beauty and
style tips as well as stories from her life
and advice on the topics her fans ask
about most, including exercise, diet,
career, entrepreneurship, and
creativity. For readers of Lea Michele,
Lauren Conrad, and Maria Menounos.

Shopaholic to the Stars
Sophie Kinsella
HC: 978-0-8129-9386-8
eBook: 978-0-8129-9387-5
CD: 978-0-3853-6172-9
AD: 978-0-3853-6173-6
The Dial Press | 200,000
October 21, 2014
In the first new Shopaholic in four
years, Becky Bloomwood is now in
LA—hilariously challenged by the
culture, the celebrity, and the fleeting
nature of fame.
At Home in the
Whole Food Kitchen
Amy Chaplin
HC: 978-1-61180-085-2
Roost Books | 20,000
October 21, 2014
A sophisticated vegetarian cookbook
with all the tools you need to be at
home in your kitchen, cooking in the
most nourishing and delicious way—
from the foundations of stocking a
pantry and understanding your
ingredients, to preparing elaborate
seasonal feasts.
Prince Lestat
Anne Rice
HC: 978-0-307-96252-2
eBook: 978-0-307-96253-9
CD: 978-0-385-36180-4
AD: 978-0-385-36181-1
Knopf | 300,000
October 28, 2014
From Anne Rice, reinventor of the
vampire universe beginning with the
now iconic Interview with a
Vampire—a surprising and
compelling return that deepens Rice's
vampire mythology with a chillingly
hypnotic, rich mystery-thriller.
A Letter to My Cat
Lisa Erspamer
HC: 978-0-8041-3965-6
eBook: 978-0-8041-3966-3
Crown Archetype | 35,000
October 28, 2014
The follow-up to A Letter to My Dog
takes on cats, with celebrities writing
letters of love and gratitude to their
beloved pet felines. Contributors include
Dr. Oz, Kat Von D, Mariel Hemingway,
Gina Gershon, Joe Perry (Aerosmith),
Stacy London, and Dita Von Teese, a
soldier returned from Iraq, and a fourth-
grader, among others.

So Anyway...
John Cleese
HC: 978-0-385-34824-9
eBook: 978-0-385-34825-6
CD: 978-0-804-12799-8
AD: 978-0-804-12800-1
Crown Archetype | 150,000
November 4, 2014
The autobiography of John Cleese,
legendary cofounder of the comedy
troupe "Monty Python," creator of the
award-winning British sitcom Fawlty
Towers and featured performer in the
James Bond, Harry Potter, and
Shrek films.
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Golden Son
Pierce Brown
HC: 978-0-345-53981-6
eBook: 978-0-345-53982-3
Del Rey | 50,000
January 6, 2015
The much anticipated sequel
to Pierce Brown’s New York
Times bestselling debut and #1
LibraryReads pick, Red Rising. This
series is sure to thrill fans of Suzanne
Collins, George R. R. Martin, and
William Golding.

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