Wakefield (May, $24.95) by Andrei Codrescu sums up the late 20th century in a rollicking deal-with-the-devil yarn. 12-city author tour.


The Half Brother (May, $26) by Lars Christensen scans four generations of an unusual family.


The Divine Husband (Apr., $24) by Francisco Goldman. A young woman carves a path through 19th-century Central America and New York. 60,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. 20-city author tour.


One for My Baby (Mar., $24) by Tony Parsons. A young widower grabs his last chance at true love. Ad/promo. 4-city author tour.

Such a Girl (Mar., $23) by Karen V. Siplin. When the lover she left returns years later, now a wealthy man, Kendall Stark wonders if she made the right decision. 5-city author tour.

And the Shadows Took Him (Apr., $24) by Daniel Chacon. Moving from the Fresno barrio to Oregon, a Latino family learns that its ethnicity presents unexpected obstacles. 5-city author tour.

My Sister's Keeper (Apr., $25) by Jodi Picoult. A teenager decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.

A Loving Scoundrel (June, $25) by Johanna Lindsey continues the Regency-era Malory family saga.

Afterburn (July, $24) by Zane. Two hapless lovers get lost in a dating game gone awry. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.


Shadow Account (Mar., $24.95) by Stephen Frey. A man struggles to expose the truth about a corporate fraud. Advertising. Author publicity.

Flashpoint (Apr., $21.95) by Suzanne Brockman is a thriller about men and women operating where the CIA cannot. Advertising. Author publicity.

Therapy (May, $26.95) by Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis probe the murders of two affluent college students. Advertising. Author publicity.

The Things We Do for Love (June, $23.95) by Kristin Hannah. Motherhood seems possible if a woman can adopt her protégé's baby. Advertising. Author publicity.

Dead Lines (June, $24.95) by Greg Bear. Wireless communication presents nightmares for the human soul. Advertising. Author publicity.

The Madman's Tale (July, $24.95) by John Katzenbach. Dark secrets leak from an old mental hospital. Advertising. Author publicity.

The Murder List (Aug., $25.95) by Julie Garwood. A woman's private revenge fantasies take on a life of their own. Advertising.

Body Double (Aug., $24.95) by Tess Gerritsen. Jane Rizzoli tackles past secrets to solve current murders. Advertising. Author publicity.


A Woman's Worth (Apr., $21.95) by Tracy Price-Thompson involves a father's love, a mother's shame and the daughter that they will sacrifice everything for. Author publicity.

Fannin' the Flames (July, $21.95) by Parry "Ebonysatin" Brown. Black firefighters in L.A. meet challenges on and off the job. Author publicity.


The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud (Mar., $22.95) by Ben Sherwood. The bond between two brothers, one alive and the other dead, transcends traditional boundaries. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. BOMC, LG selections. Author publicity.

Hondo (May, $12) by Louis L'Amour is a special edition of the novel that debuted in 1953. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. BOMC, LG, DBC, Military BC, Crossings BC selections.

A Road Through the Mountains (May, $24) by Elizabeth McGregor. The single mother of a 10-year-old girl with Asperger syndrome is left in a coma following a terrible car accident. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Taking (June, $27) by Dean Koontz. Rain and fog signal the approach of a terrifying force on a small California town. 525,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Forty Signs of Rain (June, $25) by Kim Stanley Robinson. A skeptical government discounts the looming disaster brought on by global warming. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.

Divine Evil (Aug., $22) by Nora Roberts. This novel of romantic suspense is in cloth for the first time. 250,000 first printing.


Women in the Grove: Stories (Apr., $20) by Paula W. Peterson concerns women living with HIV. 5-city author tour.


Shem Creek (July, $22.95) by Dorthea Benton Frank is a new novel by the author of Lowcountry Tale.


A Good Distance (Apr., $22.95) by Sarah Willis. A woman grapples with the past—and her mother's death from Alzheimer's.


Soul Journey (May, $24) by Jacquelin Thomas. A woman longing to be a preacher finds her faith tested by both her father and the man she loves.


Every Eye (June, $22) by Isobel English is a short novel about freedom, adultery and family secrets.


The Body of Jonah Boyd (May, $23.95) by David Leavitt pays tribute to the power of home and the sisterhood of secretaries. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. 9-city author tour.

Misdemeanor Man (June, $23.95) by Dylan Schaffer is a legal thriller about broken hearts, dropped pants and the magic of Barry Manilow. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.


In the Midst of Wolves (July, $22.95) by Keith Remer. When a deranged drifter kills David Robbins's young daughter, he is accused of not doing enough to protect his family. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.


Grammar Is a Sweet, Gentle Song (Apr., $19.95) by Erik Orsenna, trans. by Moishe Black. This fantasy recounts the adventures of a shipwrecked brother and sister.


To Have and to Hold (May, $21.95) by Jane Green. A Cinderella marries her prince only to find that money and glamour are no substitute for love.


Voyageurs (Aug., $24) by Margaret Elphinstone. From 19th-century Canada, a young Quaker heads for northern England on a life-changing journey.


1906 (Apr., $24.95) by James Dalessandro. Based on covered-up facts, this story of corruption and disaster anticipates the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake.

The Lives of Shadows (June, $24.95) by Barbara Hodgson is an illustrated novel about a young Englishman who loses his heart to a house in Damascus in 1914.


A Private Life (June, $24.50) by Ran Chen. The Chinese novelist depicts a young woman's emotional and sexual development.


Sarah (May, $24) by Marek Halter is the first in a trilogy about Old Testament women. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Birth of a Nation: A Comic Novel (July, $25) by Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin. When thousands of voters are disenfranchised, a dim-witted, right-wing despot grabs control of East St. Louis and plans to secede from the union. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


Cruisers (June, $24) by Craig Nova dramatizes the deadly encounter between a lawman and a man with nothing to lose. Author publicity.

Within Arm's Reach (June, $23) by Ann Napolitano concerns three generations of an Irish-American family, including Grace, who is 29, single and pregnant. Author publicity.


The Osceola Community Club (May, $20.95) by D.H. Eaton. An old community fund-raising cookbook stirs memories in a former citizen of the small Southern town.


It's All About the Moon When the Sun Ain't Shining (June, $24) by Ernest Hill. A tragic accident alters the course of a man who had already planned out his life.

Somebody's Gotta Be on Top (Aug., $24) by Mary B. Morrison brings back Darius Jones from Never Again Once More, who wants to find love and bond with his biological father.


Ransom (Mar., $26.95) by Danielle Steel. A shocking crime engulfs innocent victims and those seeking to rescue them. 850,000 first printing. Ad/promo. LG, DBC selections.

The Book of Joe (Apr., $19.95) by Jonathan Tropper. After writing a scathing novel about his Connecticut hometown, Joe returns to a very mixed reception. 35,000 first printing.Advertising. Author publicity.

Second Chance (June, $20) by Danielle Steel. The freewheeling editor of a New York fashion magazine falls for a conservative widower with two daughters. 900,000 first printing. Ad/promo. LG, DBC selections.

Slightly Dangerous (June, $20) by Mary Balogh is the author's first hardcover Bedwyn Family novel. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Autumn Bridge (Aug., $25) by Takashi Matsuoka transports the reader into the beauty and violence of 19th-century Japan. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. BOMC, LG selections. Author publicity.

The Immortal Highlander (Aug., $15) by Karen Marie Moning. Romance, magic and deadly contemporary politics collide in Moning's hardcover debut. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.


Can You Keep a Secret? (Mar., $21.95) by Sophie Kinsella. The author of the Shopaholic novels presents a new high-spirited heroine in her first hardcover. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. BOMC, LG, QPB selections. Author publicity.


Princes of Ireland (Mar., $27.95) by Edward Rutherfurd sweeps through centuries of love, war, family life and political intrigue on the Emerald Isle. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Camilla's Roses (May, $23.95) by Bernice McFadden. A woman's impending death forces her to confront her past to ensure her daughter's future.

Just One Look (May, $24.95) by Harlan Coben. A disturbing snapshot causes Grace's husband to flee in the family's minivan. Advertising. Author tour.

Transmission (June, $24.95) by Hari Kunzru. The English novelist deals in love and lunacy, immigration and immunity. Advertising. Author tour.

Drive Me Crazy (July, $23.95) by Eric Jerome Dickey. An ex-con limo driver wants to get himself on the right road. Advertising. Author tour.


Celestial Harmonies (Mar., $29.95) by Peter Esterhazy spans multiple generations and three centuries of tumultuous Central European history.


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver's Seat, The Only Problem (Apr., $23) by Muriel Spark collects four notable short novels.

Pnin (Apr., $17) by Vladimir Nabokov reissues the NBA-winning novel first published in 1957.


The Maze (Mar., $22) by Panos Karnezis. It is 1922, and a lost Greek brigade on the run from the Turks brings trouble to an idyllic settlement untouched by war.

The Madonna of Excelsior (Mar., $23) by Zakes Mda. South African apartheid wreaks particular havoc on one woman, her black son and mixed-race daughter.

Antipodes: Stories (May, $18) by Ignacio Padilla is the first collection of the Mexican writer's short fiction translated into English.


The Priestly Sins (Apr., $24.95) by Andrew W. Greeley turns to child abuse and the state of the Catholic Church. 150,000 first printing. Advertising.

Larry Bond's First Team (May, $24.95) by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice. A new series focuses on America's war against terror. 200,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.The Big Secret (June, $24.95) by Pete Earley. A Senate investigator hunts for his former girlfriend who vanished while researching a 1955 lynching in Mississippi. Advertising.

MEG: Primal Waters (July, $24.95) by Steve Alten. Adventurer Jonas Taylor once again runs into the world's most dangerous creature. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.

The Donor (July, $24.95) by Frank M. Robinson involves modern-day organ theft. Advertising.

They Are Soldiers (Aug., $25.95) by Harold Coyle. The National Guard combats terrorists. Advertising.

Rift Zone (Aug., $24.95) by Raelynn Hillhouse. A beautiful smuggler in Eastern Europe makes a deal with East Germany's Stasi in order to see her long-lost father. Advertising.


The Bride Stripped Bare (Mar., $22.95) by Anonymous is a fictionalized diary by a woman breaking from a confining marriage into sexual freedom.


Vamped (Aug., $24) by David Sosnowski. Humor leavens this tale of a vampire in conflict with the world he helped create. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


True North (June, $24) by Jim Harrison. A man reckons with an American family torn apart. 85,000 first printing. $85,000 ad/promo. 20-city author tour.

A Carnivore's Inquiry (July, $24) by Sabina Murray is a thriller about a young woman with a peculiar taste for flesh. 35,000 first printing. Author tour.

Had a Good Time: Stories (July, $23) by Robert Olen Butler is inspired by tales from American lore. 50,000 first printing. 22-city author tour.


Codex (Mar., $24) by Lev Grossman. The Time book critic delivers a thriller about the mysterious power of books in the medieval and modern ages. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.

Q (May, $26) by Luther Blissett. A young theology student is the target of a papal informer and heretic hunter during the Reformation. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.

Storm Rider (May, $25) by Akira Yoshimura. After a 13-year-old Asian orphan sailing on a merchant vessel is caught in a violent storm, his rescuers take him to San Francisco. Advertising.

HARDSCRABBLE BOOKS (dist. by Univ. Press of New England)

Our Lives, Our Fortunes: Volume Three of the Frost Saga (May, $26.95) by J.E. Fender. Geoffrey Frost experiences a key battle of the Revolution.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Aug., $13.95) by Douglas Adams includes 42 new pages from the author's archive, plus commentary from 21 contemporary writers.


Islands (Apr., $24.95) by Anne Rivers Siddons. A group of women create their own surrogate family. 250,000 first printing.

Sharpe's Escape (Apr., $25.95) by Bernard Cornwell takes place in the fall of 1810 during the battle of Bussaco, Spain, and the sack of Coimbra, Portugal. 100,000 first printing.

Eleven Minutes (Apr., $24.95) by Paulo Coelho probes the sacred nature of sex and love. 60,000 first printing.

The Goodbye Summer (May, $24.95) by Patricia Gaffney. A young woman comes to terms with love and loss. 150,000 first printing.

Four Souls (July, $22.95) by Louise Erdrich is a sequel to Tracks . 100,000 first printing.


Life Goes On (Apr., $17.95) by Phillip Gulley returns to Pastor Sam Gardner and his quirkily lovable flock in Harmony. 50,000 first printing.

The Secrets of Jin-Shei (May, $24.95) by Alma Alexander. Seven women in an ancient Chinese kingdom share the bond of sisterhood.


Awake (Apr., $23) by Elizabeth Graver. A mother seeking safety for her son whose disease makes sunlight a deadly threat discovers her own needs at Camp Luna. Advertising.Author tour.

Prince Edward (May, $25) by Dennis McFarland. In 1959 Virginia, a 10-year-old white boy sees what happens to his black friend when the Supreme Court orders the end of desegregation. Advertising.Author tour.


Pushkin and the Queen of Spades (May, $24) by Alice Randall. The author of The Wind Done Gone offers a fresh look at race and motherhood in contemporary America. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 9-city author tour.

A Seahorse Year (July, $24) by Stacey D'Erasmo. An unorthodox family in San Francisco is tested when a troubled adolescent son runs away. Advertising. 5-city author tour.

An Unfinished Season (July, $24) by Ward Just. Anticommunism, worker unrest and government corruption in the 1950s bring woe to a rural family just outside Chicago. Advertising. Author publicity.


The Wrong Doyle (Mar., $24.95) by Robert Girardi sizzles with greed, lust and golf. Author tour.


Pandora Brown (Apr., $23) by Mary Sheldon. Pandora from Palm Springs inherits her uncle's talent agency and encounters Hollywood's cutthroat jungle.

Sullivan's Law (May, $24) by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. Carolyn Sullivan is assigned a case involving a convicted killer and paranoid schizophrenic.

Calder Promise (July, $24) by Janet Dailey. Ty and Jessy Calder's daughter Laura has to choose between an English aristocrat and a Texas businessman.


A Hole in Texas (Apr., $25) by Herman Wouk. An obscure NASA scientist finds himself in a media blitz when Washington, reporters and science clash. Ad/promo.

A Salty Piece of Land (May, $26.95) by Jimmy Buffett brings back Tully Mars from Tales from Margaritaville to search for the lost lens belonging to a lighthouse in the Caribbean. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Sam's Letters to Jennifer (June, $24.95) by James Patterson combines two love stories laced with mystery. Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.

The Big Love (July, $23.95) by Sarah Dunn. After being left in the lurch, Alison samples love's many varieties. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.


Button Man (July, $16.95) by Paul Lyons is a comic novel about New York City, small-time gambling, big-time thugs and love. Author publicity.


The Dew Breaker (Mar., $22) by Edwidge Danticat captures the trials and reconciliations of a Brooklyn man who was once a Haitian torturer. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. 13-city author tour.

The Outside World (Apr., $24) by Tova Mirvis. In this comedy of manners, two Orthodox Jewish families are brought together by the marriage of their children. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 7-city author tour.

Eventide (May, $24.95) by Kent Haruf. The author of Plainsong returns to Colorado where smalltown lives intertwine and personal character is of vital importance. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 22-city author tour.

A Good Year (June, $24) by Peter Mayle. A London financier inherits a vineyard in Provence. 175,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Port Mungo (June, $24) by Patrick McGrath. A London artist winds up with a flamboyant woman painter in a seedy town on the Gulf of Honduras. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. 5-city author tour.

Skinny Dip (July, $24.95) by Carl Hiaasen. A marine scientist who doctors water samples to aid polluters pushes his wife overboard when she catches on to his scam. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.


Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories, Gimpel the Fool to The Letter Writer (July, $35) by Isaac Bashevis Singer is one in a three-volume collection celebrating the storyteller's centennial. $50,000 ad/promo.


Ibid: A Life (Mar., $22) by Mark Dunn relates the strange life of a three-legged circus freak/business magnate.

The View from Delphi (June, $24) by Jonathan Odell. Two mothers, one white and one black, grieve the loss of their children and overcome their mutual hatred in pre—civil rights Mississippi.


The Shop on Blossom Street (May, $24.95) by Debbie Macomber. Twice triumphing over cancer, a woman's yarn store represents a new beginning in her life.

See Jane Die (June, $23.95) by Erica Spindler. Two women with ties to her husband are found dead, but Jane knows that the real murderer is the man who nearly killed her 17 years earlier.

One False Move (Aug., $24.95) by Alex Kava. A man getting away with murder convinces Melanie and her son, Charlie, to join him on a bank heist that goes terribly wrong.


The Kill (Aug., $24.95) by Emile Zola tracks the rise and fall of a reckless family in 1870s Paris.


The Ideal Bride (Mar., $22.95) by Stephanie Laurens is a sequel to The Perfect Lover.200,000 first printing.

The Confusion (Apr., $27.95) by Neal Stephenson follows Quicksilver in the epic, three-volume Baroque Cycle. 250,000 first printing.

The Other Side of the Story (May, $24.95) by Marian Keyes. Three women climb career ladders in book publishing, while keeping their eyes on the bestseller list. 150,000 first printing.

The Color of Death (June, $24.95) by Elizabeth Lowell runs up a tale of suspense. 200,000 first printing.

Plan of Attack (June, $25.95) by Dale Brown considers nuclear war involving the U.S., Iran and Russia a possibility. 150,000 first printing.

Some Enchanted Evening (July, $21.95) by Christina Dodd. The initial entry in the Lost Princesses series produces Dodd's first hardcover. 100,000 first printing.


Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl (May, $19.95) by Gert Hofmann. The 18th-century scientist and dwarf, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, embarks on a love affair with a young girl.


The Annotated Brothers Grimm (June, $35), edited by Maria Tatar, contains 40 stories translated by the editor, plus 150 illustrations. Author tour.


Hash (Mar., $23.95) by Torgny Lindgren. The Swedish novelist conjures up a search for the ultimate dish of hash.

The Voyage Home (July, $24.95) by Jane Rogers. The past intrudes when Anne accompanies her father's body back to England from Nigeria.


Victorine (Apr., $24) by Catherine Texier. A wife and mother abandons her family for life with her lover in Indochina. Advertising. 8-city author tour.

Field Study: Stories (July, $19.95) by Rachel Seiffert encompasses historical and contemporary, domestic and international settings. Advertising.


Walking Toward Home (Apr., $19) by James Everett Kibler. This satiric Southern novel set in a country store focuses on freedom and individuality.


The Shadow of the Wind (Apr., $24.95) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. A boy scours the secrets of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book is dangerous to own. Advertising.Author tour.


Turn Signal (June, $26) by Howard Owen. A strange passenger leaves an unfinished manuscript with a truck driver who quits his job to complete it.


Celeste: Gemini #1 (Apr., $24.95) by V.C. Andrews begins another series about a family with terrible secrets.


Naked in Death (Mar., $19.95) by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb is the first hardcover publication of the initial book in the Death series. Ad/promo. DBC, LG, MG, SFG selections.

A Death in Vienna (Mar., $25.95) by Daniel Silva. Gabriel seeks the man who brutalized his mother during WWII. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Bad Business: A Spenser Novel (Mar., $24.95) by Robert B. Parker. The Boston PI takes on an unconventional surveillance job. Advertising.MG selection. Author publicity.

Reckless Abandon: A Stone Barrington Novel (Apr., $25.95) by Stuart Woods. Barrington tracks a mobster hiding inside the witness protection program. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Hidden Prey (May, $26.95) by John Sandford. A Russian from a cargo ship is found shot dead with 50-year-old bullets. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.

The Paid Companion (May, $24.95) by Amanda Quick. Danger, deception and romance swirl about in Regency London. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Bait (July, $24.95) by Karen Robards. Mistaken identity puts an attorney's life in jeopardy. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.

Blowout: An FBI Thriller (July, $25.95) by Catherine Coulter. Agents Savich and Sherlock jump into their most challenging case yet. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Lost City: A Novel from the NUMA Files (Aug., $26.95) by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos is the latest Kurt Austin adventure. Ad/promo.

Visions in Death (Aug., $21.95) by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates a rash of horrific killings. Ad/promo.


The Jane Austen Book Club (Apr., $23.95) by Karen Joy Fowler is the novel Austen might have written had she lived in 21st-century California. Ad/promo. Author tour.Divining Women (Apr., $23.95) by Kaye Gibbons. Love and hope arise from the ashes of despair. Ad/promo. Author tour.


The Art of Mending (Apr., $24.95) by Elizabeth Berg. Two sisters and a brother have very different memories of their mother's behavior. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (Apr., $24.95) by Alice Walker. A woman's spiritual adventure becomes a passage through time. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

A Song I Knew by Heart (Apr., $24.95) by Bret Lott. Both widowed Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth decide to journey to Naomi's South Carolina hometown. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Flying Crows (May, $23.95) by Jim Lehrer. Badly treated in the asylum, Birdie runs away to live in Kansas City's Union Station. Advertising. 11-city author tour.

Sweetland Stories (May, $24.95) by E.L. Doctorow illuminates the heart of American modern life. Advertising. Author tour.

The Queen of the Big Time (July, $24.95) by Adriana Trigiani. Young Italian immigrant women in 1800s Pennsylvania vie to become pageant queen when the village celebrates Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Unsettling (May, $24.95) by Lynda Sandoval emphasizes that a woman should never settle for less than she deserves. 35,000 first printing.


Girl Boy Etc. (May, $21.95) by Michael Weinraub is a story collection about men floundering in love making the wrong choices for all the right reasons.

Crossing the Line (July, $21.95) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is a sequel to The Thin Pink Line.


Legacy Lane (Apr., $14.99) by Robin Lee Hatcher. Angie returns home to care for her ailing mother, but will the two women reconcile their differences?


Aloft (Mar., $24.95) by Chang-rae Lee concerns a suburban man imbued with vitality and urgency. Ad/promo. BOMC selection. 15-city author tour.

Links (Mar., $24.95) by Nuruddin Farah. A Somali man who raised his family in the U.S. returns to his native land and civil war atrocities. Author publicity.

Mr. Famous (May, $24.95) by Carol Wolper. An aging action star attempts to reinvent himself as a serious actor in this Hollywood comedy. Author publicity.

Symptomatic (May, $22.95) by Danzy Senna is a suspenseful follow-up to Caucasia. 6-city author tour.

The Coma (July, $19.95) by Alex Garland. The author's father provides woodblock illustrations for this story of a man in a coma. Advertising. Author publicity.


Kings of Infinite Space (Apr., $24.95) by James Hynes spoofs common lives.

Ten Big Ones (June, $25.95) by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum plunges into a new adventure. Advertising. Author tour.

Hide Yourself Away (July, $25.95) by Mary Jane Clark is a new thriller by the author of Nowhere to Run. Advertising.


A Risk Worth Taking (Mar., $24.95) by Robin Pilcher is a heartwarming story of love, compassion and redemption. 100,000 first printing. BOMC, LG, DBC selections. Ad/promo.

Scarecrow (Mar., $24.95) by Matthew Reilly. Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield meets another nail-biting challenge. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Grant Comes East (June, $24.95) by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen revisits the Civil War in a sequel to Gettysburg. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The Children's Hour (July, $24.95) by Marcia Willett deals with family, friendship and loyalty. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.


The Summer I Dared (May, $26) by Barbara Delinsky. Three lives are irrevocably changed by a terrible accident.

The Master (June, $25) by Colm Tóibín centers on Henry James in New England and Europe during the 19th century.

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (Aug., $30) by Stephen King. Darrel Anderson illustrates the penultimate volume in the series in which Roland Deschain discovers the key to the quest defining his life. A Donald M. Grant book.


That Distant Land: The Collected Stories of Wendell Berry (Apr., $26) by Wendell Berry draws from three collections plus new work.

My Nine Lives: Chapters of a Possible Past (June, $24) by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Nine autobiographical fictions take place in London, Delhi, Hollywood and New York.


The Master Quilter: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (Apr., $22) by Jennifer Chiaverini is the sixth volume in the series. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. DBC, LG selections. 10-city author tour.

Folly and Glory: Final Volume of the Berrybender Narratives, A Novel (May, $25) by Larry McMurtry. Jim Snow has to choose between Tasmin and the freedom of the American plains. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Tastes Like Chicken (May, $22) by Lolita Files. The prospect of stardom lures Reesy out of Manhattan and into the fantasy world of Hollywood. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.

My Old Man (Aug., $23) by Amy Sohn. In this black comedy set in Brooklyn, a dysfunctional Jewish family comes apart at the seams. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


The Marriage Bed (June, $23) by Regina McBride. In 1920s Ireland, Deirdre O'Breen is in a panic when her two young daughters prepare for boarding school.


Birds of a Feather (June, $25) by Jacqueline Winspear. The second entry in the Maisie Dobbs series takes place after WWI. 25,000 first printing.

When Red Is Black (July, $25) by Qiu Xiaolong is the third Inspector Chen yarn.


The Children of the Roses (Mar., $22) by Warren Adler reveals what happened to the children after the nasty divorce that animated The War of the Roses. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

The Last Pope (Apr., $24) by David Osborn ventures inside the Vatican and the American branch of the Holy See to dramatize issues eviscerating the church. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.


With (Apr., $19.95) by Donald Harington. American magical realism suffuses the story of an abducted girl, abandoned in the Ozarks, who learns to communicate with animals. Author tour.


The Second Touch (Mar., $22.99) by Brock and Bodie Thoene is book two in the A.D. Chronicle series. Ad/promo.

The Priest (Apr., $14.99) by Francine Rivers launches a new series.


Sabbath Creek (Mar., $22.95) by Judson Mitcham is an elegiac second novel by the author of The Sweet Everlasting.


Nowhere in Africa: An Autobiographical Novel (Mar., $24.95) by Stefanie Zweig. This is the first English-language edition of the book upon which the Oscar-winning film Nirgendwo in Afrika was based.


Emma Brown: A Novel from the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Brontë (Apr., $25.95) by Clare Boylan. Twenty manuscript pages inspire a story of mysterious young Matilda, whose identity is in question. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Miss Julia Meets Her Match (Apr., $24.95) by Ann B. Ross. Miss Julia's longtime beau wants to tie the knot. Advertising. 10-city author tour.

The Second Assistant: Life at the Bottom of the Hollywood Ladder (May, $23.95) by Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare. A roman à clef skewers Tinsel Town with thinly veiled stories about those living the glamorous life. 10-city author tour.

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (June, $TBA) by Helen Fielding. Armed with a hat pin, razor-sharp wits and a special bra, Joules pits herself against the forces of terror. Author tour.

Coal Run (July, $24.95) by Tawni O'Dell. Local deputy Ivan Zoschenko introduces a rich roster of characters from the coal-mining country of western Pennsylvania while worrying about his own stricken conscience. 8-city author tour.


A Question of Attraction (Apr., $23.95) by David Nicholls. Brian, a working-class kid on full scholarship in England, falls for the brainy, posh Alice, while both dream of appearing on a TV quiz show. Advertising.

The Psycho Ex Game (June, $22.95) by Merrill Markoe and Andy Prieboy. A screenwriter and a rock musician exchange e-mails comparing horror tales about their ex-lovers. Ad/promo.


Red (June, $19.99) by Ted Dekker. Awakening from a horrific dream about the birth of an implacable evil, Thomas learns that he must stop a plot to destroy billions of people.


Dumping Billy (May, $24) by Olivia Goldsmith. Keenly aware that after Billy dumps a woman, the dumpee immediately marries the next person she meets, Kate hatches a plot. Ad/promo.

What's Happening to Grandpa? (May, $15.95) by Maria Shriver is a family story about coping with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Under the Boardwalk (June, $18.95) by Carly Phillips. Mistaken for her missing twin sister, Ariana is rescued from a bullet by a handsome stranger with secrets. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.

Shoot the Moon (July, $24) by Billie Letts. A small Oklahoma town is haunted by a mystery: after disappearing as a baby, Nick returns 30 years later. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.

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