New Releases: March 31st, 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

AT THE WATER’S EDGE by Sara Gruen
After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year’s Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the Colonel’s favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed — by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster — Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind. Historical Fiction

THE HARDER THEY COME by T. C. Boyle
On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, 70-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal — only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control. As Adam’s mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic, which leads him to shoot two people. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history. Psychological Suspense

NORMAL by Graeme Cameron
He lives in your community, shops in your grocery store and drives beside you on the highway. What you don’t know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage. And the food that he’s carefully shopping for is to feed a young woman he’s holding there against her will. This is how it’s been for a long time. Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery and realizes that all he needs is her. But just as he decides to go straight, the police start to close in. Psychological Suspense

BECOMING STEVE JOBS: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli
Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people? Biography

SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED by Jon Ronson
A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws – and the very scary part we all play in it. Psychology / History

NEW IN PAPERBACK

THE BEAUTY DETOX POWER: Nourish Your Mind and Body for weight Loss and Discover True Joy by Kimberly Snyder, C. N.bdp
As Hollywood’s go-to nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods, Kimberly Snyder knows that there is so much more to being truly healthy and achieving and maintaining weight loss than counting calories and working out. The secret is aligning your mind and body. In The Beauty Detox Power, she shares the diet and lifestyle changes that are the foundation of her signature program and will nourish your mental and emotional well-being. Health / Diet

ONE PLUS ONE by Jojo Moyes
Jess’ life is falling apart. Her husband has done a vanishing act, her teenage stepson is being bullied, and her math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can’t afford to pay for. But then an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them — Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. Driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages…maybe ever.

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