The Rebellion of the Beasts: or, The Ass Is Dead! Long Live the Ass!!! (Sept., $21.95) by Leigh Hunt. This 1825 satire predates Orwell's Animal Farm by more than a century. A Wicker Park Press Book.
Speak Now (Oct., $22.95) by Kaylie Jones. A recently sober 30-year-old, whose father was in Auschwitz, marries a man with his own demons. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Lunch at the Piccadilly (Sept., $22.95) by Clyde Edgerton celebrates the spirit of old age through calamity and comedy. A Shannon Ravenel Book. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.20-city author tour.
Brave Enemies (Oct., $24.95) by Robert Morgan. During the American Revolution, a young woman and a minister are torn apart by war. A Shannon Ravenel Book. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.16-city author tour.
Judge Savage (Sept., $22.95) by Tim Parks. Suspense accelerates as a powerful man lives a double life.
Don't Look Now (Sept., $25) by Linda Lael Miller. Passions blaze anew in the Arizona desert when an attorney and her ex thwart a murderer and kidnapper. Ad/promo.5-city author tour.
Skyscraper (Oct., $24.95) by Zane simmers with interoffice romance and high-stakes competition at America's first African-American—owned auto manufacturer. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Holly (Nov., $18) by Jude Deveraux. A privileged woman sets her sights on one man, then falls for the charm of another in this Christmas novella. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Crown Jewel (Dec., $25) by Fern Michaels. A movie star drops out to learn the truth about his brother's mysterious life and death. 200,000 first printing.
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The Clydesiders Trilogy (Oct., $16) by Margaret Thomson Davis. Love and loss follow two Glasgow families from WWI to WWII.
No Graves as Yet (Sept., $25.95) by Anne Perry introduces a five-volume series set during WWI. Advertising.12-city author tour.
Balance of Power (Oct., $27.95) by Richard North Patterson. Gun violence is the catalyst in this novel of politics, law and power. Advertising.Author tour.
Cry No More (Nov., $25.95) by Linda Howard. A woman with a knack for finding lost children finds herself hunted instead. Advertising.
The Conspiracy Club (Dec., $26.95) by Jonathan Kellerman introduces a young doctor battling a diabolical serial killer. Advertising.Author publicity.
Murder List (Jan., $25.95) by Julie Garwood is a new novel of suspense.
Some Things I Never Thought I'd Do (Sept., $23.95) by Pearl Cleage. To keep her home intact, Regina takes a temp job with the woman who broke up her wedding plans. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
Babylon Rising (Oct., $24.95) by Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo. A field archeologist and scholar of biblical prophecy confronts the greatest evil. 1,250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.Author publicity.
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories, Vol. I (Nov., $21.95) by Louis L'Amour is a treasury of 35 western tales. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Odd Thomas (Jan., $26.95) by Dean Koontz features a young hero who exists between the living and the dead. 500,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.Sunny Chandler's Return (Jan., $19.95) by Sandra Brown is a hardcover edition of this heated romance. 180,000 first printing.
Dance with Me (Feb., $22.95) by Luanne Rice. After 14 years, Jane Porter is returning to her rural Rhode Island home, as is a former NYPD cop with a desire to raise apples, just like his father. 75,000 first printing. Advertising.Author publicity.
BARNES & NOBLE
The Stones of Summer (Sept., $19.95) by Dow Mossman returns the 1972 novel, the basis for the film Stone Reader, to print.
The Sweet-Scented Manuscript (Sept., $21) by Tito Perdue. An Alabamian finds love at a progressive Northern university in the 1950s.
Sunshine (Oct., $23.95) by Robin McKinley. The Newbery medalist delivers a vampire novel of supernatural desire.
A New Leaf: A Cape Light Novel (Jan., $TBA) by Thomas Kinkade with Katherine Spencer is the fourth novel in the painter's series.
You Look Nice Today (Sept., $24.95) by Stanley Bing chronicles how one's life can unravel inside a corporation. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.
Peter and the Wolf (Nov., $19.95), illustrated by Bono. This book with 64 pages of original paintings and CD of the Prokofiev score is narrated by Gavin Friday and performed by the Seezer Ensemble to benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation.
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What Else but Home (Nov., $23.95) by Sharon Rolens. Three men return to their hometown to seek reconciliation and new lives amid love and a crime.
Heavenly Date (Sept., $21) by Alexander McCall Smith. Stories by the author of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency range from the comedic to the heartwarming.
CARROLL & GRAF
Ascension (Sept., $23) by Steven Galloway details the perils of Gypsy life, the enchantment of the circus and the death-defying acts of a high-wire artist.
The Fires of Pride (Nov., $26) by William R. Trotter. The sequel to The Sands of Pride takes place in the closing days of July 1863.
Rape: A Love Story (Jan., $15.95) by Joyce Carol Oates. After violence erupts on July 4th, vengeance follows.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
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More Sports Best Short Stories (Oct., $24), edited by Paul D. Staudohar, is prompted by competition, from football to frog-jumping.
CLOCK TOWER PRESS
University Boulevard (Oct., $22.95) by Alan Hollingsworth. In this sequel to Flatbellies, four Oklahoma high school golfers go off to college in 1967.
COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
Indiana, Indiana (Sept., $20) by Laird Hunt is an elegiac saga of a man's simple life on an Indiana farmstead. Advertising.Author tour.
Elroy Nights (Oct., $24) by Frederick Barthelme chronicles middle-class angst in the modern South. 35,000 first printing. Advertising.Author tour.
Double Stitch (Nov., $25) by John Rolfe Gardiner. Orphaned identical twins must face switched identities and terrible trials. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.Author tour.
The Christmas Guest (Oct., $14.99) by Andy Griffith. Jesus is not just a guest, but a resident in the heart, in this Tolstoy-based story accompanied by a CD of Griffith singing "Away in a Manger."
The Sitting Sisters (Oct., $22.95) by Martha Randolph Carr. Newly discovered biracial members of a Southern family wend their way back to each other.
Appomattox (Oct., $22.95) by James Reasoner. War reaches its climax in this last installment of the 10-book Civil War Battle series.
God Still Don't Like Ugly (Sept., $24) by Mary Monroe. On the eve of her marriage, Annette Goode and her fiancé must reckon with a dark secret from her past. Author publicity.
The Honey Well (Nov., $24) by Gloria Mallette. Engaged to a pillar of the community, Arnell Rayford's sordid past is about to be discovered.
Player Haters (Feb., $24) by Carl Weber. Trent, Wil and Melanie are three siblings trying to deal with life's traps and demands.
Safe Harbour (Nov., $26.95) by Danielle Steel. When her daughter is befriended by a kindly artist, a grieving mother is suspicious. 800,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Lord John and the Private Matter (Nov., $23.95) by Diana Gabaldon. Lord John Grey steps from the Outlander saga into this first entry in a trilogy. 250,000 first printing. Advertising.Author publicity.
The Sight of the Stars (Jan., $25.95) by Belva Plain spans three generations and two world wars with a distinctly American family. 135,000 first printing. Advertising.Author publicity.
Daughter of Bugle Ann (Sept., $18.95) by MacKinlay Kantor. Rural Missouri provides the setting for this sequel to The Voice of Bugle Ann.
Diary (Sept., $24.95) by Chuck Palahniuk. The author of Fight Club turns his sights on those with an unstoppable quest for fame and immortality.
The Fortress of Solitude (Sept., $26) by Jonathan Lethem. Two friends from Brooklyn, one black and one white, find adventure in late-20th-century America.
Train (Sept., $24.95) by Pete Dexter mixes crime, race and unlikely liaisons in an L.A. noir set of the 1950s.
Hottentot Venus (Nov., $24) by Barbara Chase-Riboud is based on the true story of Sarah Baartman, an African bushwoman exploited as a scientific curiosity in 19th-century Europe.
(Untitled) (Feb., $27.95) by John Grisham is the bestselling author's next legal thriller.
L'Affaire (Sept., $24.95) by Diane Johnson. A young dot-com executive from California sets off for Europe, where she has no plans to fall in love. Ad/promo.Author tour.
A Perfect Day (Oct., $22.95) by Richard Paul Evans. After success blesses the first novel that his wife encouraged him to write, a man sees his marriage fall apart—until a stranger appears at a book signing. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Naughty or Nice (Nov., $17.95) by Eric Jerome Dickey combines humor, heart, soul and spice. The Lady and the Unicorn (Jan., $23.95) by Tracy Chevalier. The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring offers a fictional explanation for one of the world's great art masterpieces. Advertising.Author tour.
The Second Chair (Jan., $25.95) by John Lescroart. A lawyer and an Investigations Bureau deputy chief in San Francisco struggle to save a 17-year-old accused of murder. Advertising.Author tour.
Fanny (Oct., $24.95) by Edmund White is based on the life of Fanny Wright, Scottish abolitionist and newspaper publisher. 40,000 first printing.
Celestial Harmonies (Jan., $29.95) by Peter Esterhazy spans multiple generations over three centuries of tumultuous central European history.
The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels and The Blue Flower and Offshore, Human Voices and The Beginning of Spring (Sept., $23 each) by Penelope Fitzgerald are the late author's only two hardcover editions available in the U.S. Advertising.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Great Fire (Oct., $24) by Shirley Hazzard. WWII is the conflagration in the author's first novel since 1981's NBCC-winning The Transit of Venus.
No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again: A Symphonic Novel (Oct., $27) by Edgardo Vega Yunqué is a drama of black, white and Latino families—and the siren song of jazz.
Genesis (Nov., $23) by Jim Crace. Every woman that the admired actor Felix Dern sleeps with bears his child.
The Way to Paradise (Nov., $25) by Mario Vargas Llosa, trans. by Natasha Wimmer. Two stories unfold, one about Paul Gauguin and the other about the artist's grandmother, champion of the downtrodden.
After the Tempest (Sept., $14) by John H. Menkes. Hitler's rise divides two sweethearts in Vienna.
Dynamite Road (Sept., $25.95) by Andrew Klavan. Tough guys, femme fatales and action blast through San Francisco. Advertising.
The Last Days (Oct., $24.95) by Joel Rosenberg. The sequel to The Last Jihad focuses on opponents to peace in the Middle East. 275,000 first printing. Advertising.
On Glorious Wings (Oct., $27.95), edited by Stephen Coonts, collects the best flying stories of the last century. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.Author publicity.
The Codex (Jan., $24.95) by Douglas Preston. As a challenge to his three sons' inheritance, a man arranges for his dead body to be hidden along with his priceless collection of art, gems and artifacts. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
Texas Vendetta (Jan., $24.95) by Elmer Kelton is the fifth volume in the Texas Rangers series. Advertising.
The Gift (Nov., $23.95) by David Flusfeder satirizes competition for material wealth.
Bride Stripped Bare (Feb., $22.95) by Anonymous. An emotional and sexual awakening leads to uncontrollable consequences. 35,000 first printing.
The Rabbit Factory (Sept., $25) by Larry Brown weaves together the stories of a diverse group of people all yearning for love. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Something Rising (Light and Swift) (Jan., $24) by Haven Kimmel. A young female pool hustler is trapped in a small Indiana town in this novel by the author of A Girl Named Zippy.Ad/promo.Author tour.
Who Sleeps with Katz (Oct., $18.95) by Todd McEwen. A New Yorker facing terminal cancer walks his city's streets and recalls his passions and joys.
One Vacant Chair (Sept., $23) by Joe Coomer. Aunt Edna, a self-taught painter with secrets, careens from Texas to Scotland and back. Advertising.Author tour.
The Raven (Sept., $18.95) by Lou Reed reworks the famous poem with photos by Julian Schnabel.
Charlie Johnson in the Flames (Oct., $24) by Michael Ignatieff meditates on war, guilt and one man's search for justice. Author tour.
The Fox's Walk (Sept., $25) by Annabel Davis-Goff. A girl is left in her autocratic grandmother's care in a lovely Irish country house during WWI. Author publicity.
The Liberated Bride (Nov., $27) by A.B. Yehoshua imagines characters from very different sectors of Israeli life. Advertising.Author publicity.
American Woman (Sept., $24.95) by Susan Choi. The experiences of a young Japanese-American female terrorist touch generations of U.S. radicals. 60,000 first printing.
The Way the Crow Flies (Sept., $26.95) by Ann-Marie MacDonald. An eight-year-old and her family are stationed on an Air Force base near the Canadian-American border where the space race, the Cold War and murder create complications. 150,000 first printing.
Heretic (Oct., $24.95) by Bernard Cornwell. A young archer out to avenge his family's honor begins a quest for the Holy Grail. 100,000 first printing.
O'Hara's Choice (Oct., $25.95) by Leon Uris. In the years following the Civil War, Marines struggle to keep their corps from being subsumed into the Navy. 250,000 first printing.
Christmas, Present (Nov., $14.95) by Jacquelyn Mitchard. A family's holiday tragedy becomes a powerful lesson about love. 125,000 first printing.
The Last Goodbye (Feb., $23.95) by Reed Arvin. A luckless attorney gets mixed up with a gorgeous singer and her questionable past. 100,000 first printing.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Slow Way Home (Oct., $22.95) by Michael Morris. Rather than return a boy to his drug-addicted mother, two grandparents flee south with him and establish new identities. 50,000 first printing.
Everything Will Be All Right (Oct., $23) by Tessa Hadley. Through five decades, the choices of mothers and daughters affect the outcomes of several relationships. Advertising.
Oracle Night (Jan., $23) by Paul Auster. Recovering from a near-fatal illness, Sidney Orr buys a mysterious blue notebook that turns his life upside-down.
Willenbrock (Sept., $24) by Christoph Hein. A used-car dealer in the newly unified Germany learns the costly price of affluence.
Secret Father (Sept., $25) by James Carroll. Three teens from an American school in West Germany stumble into an international incident in 1961. Advertising.9-city author tour.
The Last Empress (Jan., $24) by Anchee Min. In the final days of the Chinese empire, a daughter from an aristocratic but impoverished family is chosen to be one of the emperor's concubines. Advertising. 12-city author tour.
The Stranger at the Palazzo D'Oro and Other Stories (Jan., $25) by Paul Theroux. The thrill and risk of pursuit and desire illustrate the frailties of men and boys. Advertising.
The Tournament (Sept., $19.95) by John Clarke imagines a tennis tournament where players include Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin and Coco Chanel. 30,000 first printing.The Pleasure of My Company (Oct., $19.95) by Steve Martin. A troubled man encounters unexpected love. 250,000 first printing. BOMC, LG, QPB selections.
Cycling (Sept., $23) by Greg Garrett. Thirty-year-old Brad is forced to face his troubles and fight for the commitment that can save him.
Intent to Harm (Oct., $22) by Jonnie Jacobs. San Francisco attorney Kali O'Brien finds that a series of murders is tied to the killing of a pretty teacher eight years earlier.
Cereal Killer (Jan., $22) by G.A. McKevett. Plus-sized PI Savannah Reid tracks a serial killer preying on amply proportioned models who hawk a slenderizing breakfast cereal.
Blood Canticle: The Vampire Chronicles (Oct., $25.95) by Anne Rice. Picking up where Blackwood Farm left off, Lestat seeks redemption. 400,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Love (Oct., $23.95) by Toni Morrison. The wealthy owner of a famous resort is the obsession of several women. 500,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 11-city author tour.
Our Lady of the Forest (Oct., $25.95) by David Guterson. The author of Snow Falling on Cedars returns with a tale of a teenage girl who claims to see the Virgin Mary. 350,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 16-city author tour.
The Murder Room: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery (Nov., $25.95) by P.D. James. Killings in a private London museum may drive Dalgliesh away from committing to Emma Lavenham. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
The Amateur Marriage (Jan., $24.95) by Anne Tyler. The consequences of a mismatched marriage span three generations. 200,000 first printing.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
Novels 1944—1953: Dangling Man, The Victim, The Adventures of Augie March (Sept., $35) by Saul Bellow is the first collected edition of his work.
She Is Me (Sept., $23.95) by Cathleen Schine. Despite worries about her grown daughter and her aging mother, a woman with a devoted husband falls in love with someone else. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
The Man in My Basement (Jan., $22.95) by Walter Mosley. Cash-strapped, a young black man rents out his basement to a stranger with bizarre requirements. Ad/promo.
Charming Grace (Feb., $24.95) by Deborah Smith. A movie star invades a quirky Georgia town to film the life story of a local lawman. Advertising.
Gotham Tragic (Feb., $23.95) by Kurt Wenzel. A man who must convert to Islam to marry a Turkish woman is just one character in this black comedy. Advertising.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Selected Stories (Sept., $29.95) by Shirley Ann Grau gathers 18 gems. Advertising.
The Inch by Inch: A Story of Breast Cancer and Healing (Sept., $22.95) by Geoffrey Norman is a man's point of view of his wife's battle with disease.
Dreams of the N'dorobo: Mystery, Murder and Mysticism in the Shadows of Africa (Jan., $22.95) by Gary Gabelhouse. Western mercenaries, a Mau Mau insurrection and the CIA clash on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.
The Time Traveler's Wife (Sept., $25) by Audrey Niffenegger. Henry and Claire's love story is notable for Henry's disappearances to different points in time.
Me and Orson Welles (Oct., $18.50) by Robert Kaplow. In the 1930s, a teenager is offered a small role in Welles's Broadway production of Julius Caesar.
Man of War: The Richard Bolitho Novels, No. 26 (Sept., $24.95) by Alexander Kent. The Caribbean waters harbor a renegade who traffics in human life.
The Snow Bride (Oct., $14.95) by Debbie Macomber. Flying to Alaska to marry a man she met on the Internet, a woman is kidnapped by the passenger in the next seat.
The Kill Fee (Nov., $23.95) by Laura Van Wormer. Offered a morning news show, journalist Sally Harrington discovers that the Mafia is targeting her.
Kiss Them Goodbye (Nov., $23.95) by Stella Cameron. Vivian inherits a family estate that she intends to turn into a hotel when her lawyer, conveying news of a financial windfall, is murdered.
Rain Mountain (Jan., $24.95) by Katherine Stone. After her fiancé is killed in a skiing accident, Kathleen meets his estranged son.
Yellow Dog (Nov., $24.95) by Martin Amis. His first novel in five years features sex, royalty and violence. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. 14-city author tour.
Dangerous Company (Jan., $22.95) by Peter Bart. Variety's editor-in-chief spins interconnected stories brimming with Hollywood buzz. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Four Spirits (Sept., $26.95) by Sena Jeter Naslund is set in Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s. 125,000 first printing.
Quicksilver (Oct., $27.95) by Neal Stephenson launches a new multi-volume epic, The Baroque Cycle. 250,000 first printing.
The Passions of Chelsea Kane (Nov., $18.95) by Barbara Delinsky. A woman searches for her past. 150,000 first printing.
Some Kind of Miracle (Dec., $24.95) by Iris Rainer Dart. Two very different women promise to take care of each other no matter what. 75,000 first printing.
Mr. Paradise (Jan., $25.95) by Elmore Leonard is his first Detroit homicide book in 20 years. 200,000 first printing.
Too Much of a Good Thing (Jan., $23.95) by Kimberla Lawson Roby is a sequel to Casting the First Stone. 75,000 first printing.
Luv U 4-Ever (Feb., $24.95) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Bad girl Sugar Beth Carey finally gets her moment in the sun. 125,000 first printing.
NATIONAL WRITERS PRESS
In the Depths of Shadows (Oct., $24.95) by Jay Waitkus. A police detective investigates the slaying of a corporate executive and a serial killer with a stunning motive. Author publicity.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
The Greek Villa (Oct., $23.95) by Judith Gould. Recovering from a break-up and her father's suicide, Tracey encounters passion and suspense in Greece.
The Snow Fox (Feb., $24.95) by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. A samurai and a beautiful poet fall in love in medieval Japan. 6-city author tour.
ONTARIO REVIEW PRESS
Stories from Another World (Oct., $22.95) by Sheila Kohler includes a tale about an idealistic young psychiatrist at a remote American mental hospital. Advertising.
No Angel (Oct., $26.95) by Penny Vincenzi dramatizes the romantic and political intrigues involving a beautiful young woman during WWI. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
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Angels on the Head of a Pin (Sept., $34.95) by Yuri Druzhnikov, trans. by Thomas Moore, is the first translation of this 1979 novel set in Moscow as the Soviets intervene in Czechoslovakia.
Saul and Patsy (Sept., $24) by Charles Baxter measures the emotions shaping a young couple's life. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Waxwings (Sept., $24) by Jonathan Raban. In turn-of-the-millennium Seattle, high-tech threatens the world with myriad virtual alternatives. Advertising.8-city author tour.
Walking into the Night (Oct., $23) by Olaf Olafsson. William Randolph Hearst's butler at San Simeon recalls the wife and children he abandoned in Iceland for a New York actress. Advertising.6-city author tour.
Bandbox (Jan., $TBA) by Thomas Mallon. Jazz Age New York is the setting for comical competition between two magazines.
The Crying for a Vision (Sept., $29.95) by Walter Wangerin Jr. is both an account of the rise and fall of the Lakota Indians and an allegorical saga of a Lakota orphan.
A Good Divorce (Sept., $26) by John E. Keegan. Unexpectedly, a lawyer's wife leaves him and seeks custody of their teen-aged children.
The Mt. Monadnock Blues (Oct., $26) by Larry Duberstein. Seeking to care for his orphaned niece and nephew, a gay man is challenged by his disapproving sister and her bigoted husband.
Sky High (Nov.; $24.95, paper $12.95) by Helen Falconer. A London teen has a torrid affair with his high school English teacher.
A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (Nov., $20) by Chip Davis emphasizes what Christmas is all about; packaged with a CD of original holiday music.
Remember When (Sept., $25.95) by Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb. Two bestselling author bylines team up for a story of contemporary romance and futuristic suspense. Ad/promo. BOMC, DBC, LG, MG selections.
Blow Fly: A Scarpetta Novel (Oct., $26.95) by Patricia Cornwell. Kay is pulled into a baffling series of murders in Florida. Ad/promo.BOMC, DBC, LG, Mystery Guild selections.Author tour.
Capital Crimes: A Will Lee Novel (Oct., $25.95) by Stuart Woods. Someone is out to kill the nation's powerful politicians. Ad/promo.Author publicity.
The Hanged Man's Song: A Kidd Novel (Nov., $25.95) by John Sandford. Kidd and LuEllen return in a plot fueled by high-technology and murder. Ad/promo.
Double Tap: A Paul Madriani Novel (Dec., $25.95) by Steve Martini. A soldier's murder trial may explode with government secrets. Ad/promo.
Truth or Dare (Dec., $24.95) by Jayne Ann Krentz. In the town of Whispering Springs, Zoe and Ethan discover that truth may be deadlier than lies. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
The Cat Who Talked Turkey (Jan., $23.95) by Lilian Jackson Braun. The groundbreaking for Pickax's new bookstore uncovers a body, and James Qwilleran is soon on the case.
Retreat, Hell! A Corps Novel (Jan., $26.95) by W.E.B. Griffin re-creates Marine warfare in Korea. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Retribution (Jan., $24.95) by Jilliane Hoffman. An elite prosecutor comes face to face with a lethal predator. Ad/promo.13-city author tour.
The Unprofessionals (Sept., $23.95) by Julie Hecht. A woman regrets that she has been unable to help a young drug addict. Advertising.
Christmas at the New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor and Art (Oct., $35), edited by New Yorker editors, includes work by Charles Addams, John Updike, James Thurber and many others. Advertising.
The Birth of Venus (Feb., $24.95) by Sarah Dunant. Fourteen-year-old Alessandra becomes fascinated with the artist hired to decorate the walls of the family chapel in their Florentine palazzo. Advertising.7-city author tour.
The Movies of My Life (Oct., $24.95) by Alberto Fuguet examines the power of American pop culture while a seismologist tries to make sense of a shifting world. 40,000 first printing.
Mirror Mirror (Oct., $24.95) by Gregory Maguire relocates the story of Snow White to renaissance Italy. 100,000 first printing.
War Torn (Oct., $25.95) by John Marks. An American journalist falls for a woman from the former Yugoslavia.
Women with Big Eyes (Nov., $22.95) by Ángeles Mastretta. Mystical stories tell of extraordinary women and their intuitive powers.
RUGGED LAND BOOKS
A Long December (Oct., $24.95) by Donald Harstad. A heartland Iowa town becomes the scene for an invasion of outsiders, a gruesome murder and a police procedural. 50,000 first printing.
Adama (Sept., $26) by Turki al-Hamad steps inside political dissent within the modern Arab world.
The Last Nazi (Sept., $24.95) by Stan Pottinger. A virus is manipulated into a weapon of mass destruction. Advertising.Author tour.
The Tristan Betrayal (Oct., $27.95) by Robert Ludlum. One man's actions threaten to change the course of history. Advertising.
Emma's Secret (Jan., $25.95) by Barbara Taylor Bradford brings back the family featured in A Woman of Substance.Advertising.Author publicity.
Paranoia (Jan., $24.95) by Joseph Finder. In the post-boom 21st-century economy, a 20-year-old's foolish act could ruin the lives of thousands. Advertising.Author tour.
Bet Me (Feb., $24.95) by Jennifer Crusie. A woman overhears a man betting that he can bed her within a month. Advertising.Author tour.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Avenger (Sept., $26.95) by Frederick Forsyth is a thriller with generous helpings of murder, intrigue, deception and revenge. 350,000 first printing. Ad/promo.BOMC, DBC, LG, Mystery Guild, QPB selections. Author tour.
The Keeper's Son (Oct., $24.95) by Homer Hickam. Romance and bravery play out against the WWII battle for the Atlantic. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.8-city author tour.
Scarecrow (Feb., $TBA) by Matthew Reilly. Each of 15 spies and terrorists is worth almost $20 million, and the bounty hunter should have them all dead by noon.
Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse? (Sept., $16.95) by Toni and Slade Morrison is a retelling of Aesop's fable. 100,000 first printing.
Prairie Nocturne (Oct., $25) by Ivan Doig. This story set in Montana and New York during the Harlem renaissance draws on Doig's most popular characters.
The Ferret Chronicles: Detective Ferrets: The Case of the Golden Deed (Jan., $15) by Richard Bach. Modern ferrets may be put in touch with the ancient home planet from which they came.
The Changeling of Finnistuath (Jan., $23.95) by Kate Horsley. A girl raised as a boy in 14th-century Ireland seeks her true identity. 25,000 first printing.
SHOEMAKER & HOARD
Broken Ground (Oct., $24) by Kai Maristed concerns family, betrayal and Berlin past and present.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
By Sorrow's River: Volume Three of the Berrybender Narratives (Nov., $26) by Larry McMurtry continues to track the family across the Great Plains toward Santa Fe. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.BOMC, DBC, LG, QPB selections.
Fire Flight (Nov., $25) by John J. Nance. Pilots risk their lives fighting wildfires out of rickety planes. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.Hollywood Divorces (Dec., $26) by Jackie Collins. Three glamorous women contend with Tinseltown's merciless marriage machine. 250,000 first printing.Ad/promo.Author publicity.
The Touch (Dec., $26) by Colleen McCullough. The birth of modern Australia is the backdrop for the interlocked destinies of a Scots-Australian and a Chinese family. 150,000 first printing.
The Boat of Dreams: A Christmas Story (Nov., $15) by Richard Preston. A Vietnam widow with two children receives an unexpected visit from Santa Claus. Advertising.Author publicity.
Sacred Time (Dec., $25) by Ursula Hegi spans three generations of an Italian-American family in the Bronx. Ad/promo.
After (Oct., $25) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. A widower finds the strength to reemerge into life and love. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.Author tour.
Daughter's Keeper (Oct., $24) by Ayelet Waldman. A mother-daughter bond is tested when the younger woman is caught in the war on drugs. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV. PRESS
Axeman's Jazz (Sept., $22.50) by Tracy Daugherty. The volatility of race, class and economics affect three generations of a Houston family.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Shohola Falls (Sept., $24.95) by Michael Pearson. Two interracial love stories, a coming-of-age tale and the influence of Mark Twain converge in this novel set during the 1960s.
The Chimney Tree (Oct., $19.95) by Helaine Helmreich. The forbidden, passionate love of a rabbi's daughter is endangered as Nazis storm across Europe.
Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (Feb., $25.95) by Andrew M. Greeley follows Irish history through fantasy tales. Advertising.
High Society (Sept., $24.95) by Ben Elton contends that the criminalization of drugs criminalizes us all. A Bantam UK book.
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Ate It Anyway (Sept., $24.95) by Ed Allen collects darkly humorous stories with a Nabokovian edge.
Curled in the Bed of Love (Sept., $24.95) by Catherine Brady contains 11 stories set in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Where No Gods Came (Oct., $24) by Sheila O'Connor. A girl is uprooted from her father and sent to the mother who abandoned her years before.
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (Oct.) and ...Vol. 2: The Four Encounters (Nov., $24.95 each) by Osamu Tezuka are graphic novels about the life and times of Buddha. Advertising.
Foul Matter (Sept., $25.95) by Martha Grimes. A bestselling author is between publishers, but before he signs with a new one, the house must drop a competitor writer. Advertising.
Love Me (Sept., $24.95) by Garrison Keillor. After failing among New York City's literati, a Minnesotan returns home to the only job he can find: an advice columnist for the lovelorn. Advertising.10-city author tour.
Shepherds Abiding (Oct., $24.95) by Jan Karon. In the eighth Mitford novel, Father Tim discovers a derelict nativity scene, complete with a flock of neglected sheep. Advertising.BOMC, DBC, LG, Crossingsselections.
Elizabeth Costello (Nov., $21.95) by J.M. Coetzee. The life of an aging Australian novelist is revealed in a series of eight formal addresses.
The Interruption of Everything (Dec., $25.95) by Terry McMillan. Wife and mother of three grown kids, Marilyn Grimes thinks back to her postponed dreams. Advertising.15-city author tour.
The Good Wife Strikes Back (Jan., $24.95) by Elizabeth Buchan. A political wife begins to wonder if her loyalty to party, appearances and husband has shortchanged her life.
In the Land of Her Desire (Jan., $24.95) by Susan Vreeland. Painter Emily Carr captures British Columbia's fading wilderness and shakes up the early-20th-century art world.
Present Value (Sept., $24.95) by Sabin Willett. Charges of insider trading throw a power couple's lives into turmoil.
Mourning Wood (Jan., $21.95) by Dan Paisner. A fading Hollywood icon stages his own death and slips into the workaday world of a coastal Maine town. $45,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
The Immensity of the Here and Now: A Novel of 9.11 (Sept., $23) by Paul West. An amnesiac tries to reconstruct his life in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Advertising.
The Wedding (Sept., $23.95) by Nicholas Sparks. The son-in-law of Noah and Allie (The Notebook) seeks to rekindle the love his wife once felt for him. Ad/promo. 30-city author tour.
The Salt Roads (Nov., $22.95) by Nalo Hopkinson. As three Caribbean slave women bury a stillborn baby, their joint mourning leads to the birth of a new deity. Ad/promo.10-city author tour.
Maggie's Miracle (Oct., $13.95) by Karen Kingsbury is a Christmas story in which a woman who no longer believes in love meets a man who changes her mind. Ad/promo.
The Winter Seeking (Oct., $14.99) by Vinita Hampton Wright is a novella about two different Marys—a woeful contemporary 22-year-old and the mother of Jesus.