New Releases: February 10th, 2015

Every week, dozens of new books are released in hardcover and paperback editions. We are highlighting just a few that have caught our eye…

NEW RELEASES IN HARDCOVER

GET IN TROUBLE: Stories by Kelly Link
Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids. These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty — and the hidden strengths — of human beings. Fiction/Short Stories

A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler
Abby and Red Whitshank, and their four grown children, have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the 21st century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor. Fiction

THE MARRIAGE GAME: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
The dashing, though married, Lord Robert Dudley lays claim to Elizabeth I’s heart. However, events take a dark turn when Robert’s wife is found dead. Universal shock is followed by accusations of murder. Despite the scandal, Elizabeth and Robert manage to navigate the choppy political, economic and religious waters around them. But the greatest obstacle to marriage between the Queen and her true love may come not from outside forces, but from within. Historical Fiction

Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History by Richard Wightman Fox
In a stunning feat of scholarship, insight, and engaging prose, Lincoln’s Body explores how a president ungainly in body and downright “ugly” of aspect came to mean so much to us. The very roughness of Lincoln’s appearance made him seem all the more common, one of us—as did his sense of humor about his own awkward physical nature. Nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their “liberator” as a “homely” man who did not hold himself apart. During Reconstruction, Southerners felt a nostalgia for the humility of Lincoln, whom they envisioned as a “conciliator.” Later, teachers glorified Lincoln as a symbol of nationhood that would appeal to poor immigrants. Monument makers focused not only on the man’s gigantic body but also on his nationalist efforts to save the Union, downplaying his emancipation of the slaves. History

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor.  As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world.  And she’ll be with the boy she loves–who’s also her best friend. But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes.  Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought.  And now it’s too late to walk away. Young Adult

NEW IN PAPERBACK

WATCHING YOU by Michael Robotham
Marnie Logan’s husband Daniel has inexplicably vanished, and the police have no leads in the case. Without proof of death or evidence of foul play, she can’t access his bank accounts or life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin. It appears that a cold-blooded killer is eliminating the people in Marnie’s life, and now that O’Loughlin is a part of it, he is next in line. Psychological Thriller

THE MATCHMAKER by Elin Hilderbrand
Clendenin Hughes is the boy who took Dabney Kimball Beech’s heart with him long ago when he left Nantucket to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on the island, and Dabney has never felt so confused or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and share painful secrets with her family. Romance

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