Back Where He Started (Apr., $24.95) by Jay Quinn. After the kids leave, a relationship falters and a middle-aged gay man must start life again.


I Got Somebody in Staunton (Apr., $22.95) by William Henry Lewis collects stories reflecting the contemporary African-American experience.


Strange Times, My Dear (Apr., $26), edited by Nahid Mozaffari, samples novels, poetry and stories drawn from Iranian literature.


War Gardens (June, $25) by Jeffrey Lent is an epic about a father-son relationship in the early 20th century. 35,000 first printing. Author tour.

The Summer He Didn't Die (Aug., $24) by Jim Harrison. Three novellas relish life's joys. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.


Vanishing Acts (Mar., $25) by Jodi Picoult. What happens when a lost memory returns and represents a desperate threat? Ad/promo. 19-city author tour.

The Painted Kiss (Apr., $24) by Elizabeth Hickey imagines the tempestuous relationship between Gustav Klimt and the youngest daughter of a bourgeois businessman. Advertising. 6-city author tour.

The Black Angel (June, $25) by John Connolly. Charlie Parker is entangled in a case of a young woman's abduction linked to a slaughter at a French monastery in 1944. 25-city author tour.

Star Struck (Aug., $24) by Pamela Anderson continues the story of Star Wood Leigh as she navigates Hollywood stardom and a hasty marriage to a bad-boy musician. 4-city author tour.


The Goddess Rules (Mar., $22.95) by Clare Naylor. A London pet portraitist for the rich and famous forges a friendship with her new client, an actress whose animal is a lion cub. Ad/promo.

The Chairman (Apr., $21.95) by Stephen Frey. Money and murder call the shots in the dangerous world of private equity. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Oh My Stars (May, $24.95) by Lorna Landvik. A bus accident in rainy North Dakota transforms a woman's life when she becomes entangled with a musical pioneer in the early days of rock 'n' roll. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.

Killing Time (June, $25.95) by Linda Howard. It's supernatural territory when contributors to a time capsule buried in 1985 are murdered one by one 20 years later. Ad/promo.

Rage (June, $26.95) by Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware arranges to meet a murderer who has paid his dues, but the guy's corpse turns up instead. Ad/ promo.

Breaking Point (July, $21.95) by Suzanne Brockmann. Gina is abducted yet again, and Max must undertake a desperate gamble to save the woman he loves. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.


Babylon Sisters (Apr., $23.95) by Pearl Cleage. Phoebe has never been satisfied with her mother's explanations of who fathered her. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.


High Lonesome: The Louis L'Amour Legacy Edition (May, $12) by Louis L'Amour. This 1962 novel is the second Legacy release. Ad/promo.

Velocity (June, $27) by Dean Koontz. A man is asked to choose which of two strangers should be murdered. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Summer of Roses (July, $23) by Luanne Rice. A Nova Scotia woman and her young daughter find their lives touched by those wishing them good and ill. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


Somebody's Daughter: A Novel (Apr., $23.95) by Marie Myung-Ok Lee. An adopted girl searches for her identity.


Pawley's Island (July, $24.95) by Dorothea Benton Frank. The author of Shem Creek assembles a charming group of characters involved in an art gallery on the island.


Undead and Unappreciated (July, $19.95) by MaryJanice Davidson. Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor is back for her third adventure.


The Sound of Us (June, $23.95) by Sarah Willis. Alice Marlowe learns what it means—and what it takes—to be a parent.


Changing, Changing (May, $20) by Aracelis Girmay. A girl becomes the moon, an island and a tribe, while a boy turns into a bull, the sky and a kite.


Wolves in Chic Clothing (Apr., $21.95) by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman. Just for a lark, members of New York City's high society want to pass off a department store clerk as an heiress.

The Perfect Manhattan (June, $21.95) by Leanne Shear and Tracey Toomey is a dishy novel starring a young female who tends bars in New York City and the Hamptons.

Love @ First Site (July, $19.95) by Jane Moore. Best friends of a 30-something single take out an online personal ad on her behalf.


Adiós, Hemingway (May, $18) by Leonardo Padura-Fuentes. The Cuban winner of the Dashiell Hammett prize offers a sort of detective story with Hemingway in his waning days.

Hide and Seek (Aug., $21) by Clare Sambrooke. The life of a precocious nine-year-old is jolted when his kid brother vanishes. 25,000 first printing.Ad/promo.


The Italian Secretary (May, $25) by Caleb Carr. The author of The Alienist returns with Sherlock Holmes and Watson investigating a pair of gruesome murders.


Any Bitter Thing (May, $24.95) by Monica Wood. Her parents dead, young Lizzy is raised by her priest uncle, who is then falsely accused of molesting her. Author tour.


The Writing on the Wall (June, $24) by Lynne Sharon Schwartz is an intimate family novel centered on 9/11. Advertising. Author tour.


High Plains Tango (June, $24.95) by Robert James Waller. The author of The Bridges of Madison County returns with a bewitching tale set in the hills of South Dakota where a young drifter befriends an enigmatic woman.


Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This (Aug., $24) by Mary B. Morrison adds to the story of Darius Jones and Fancy Taylor.


Impossible (Mar., $27) by Danielle Steel. A widowed gallery owner in Paris meets a striking young painter nine years her junior. 800,000 first printing. Ad/promo. BOMC, DBC, LG selections.

Simply Unforgettable (Apr., $22) by Mary Balogh launches a quartet of Regency romances featuring an academy for young ladies. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Rhapsody, DBC selections. Author publicity.

Miracle (July, $20) by Danielle Steel. A massive storm brings changes to the lives of two men and a woman. 800,000 first printing. Ad/promo. DBC, LG selections.

One Shot (July, $25) by Lee Child. Jack Reacher attempts to prove that a man charged with multiple murder is innocent. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Red Leaves (Aug., $26) by Belva Plain. A widow and the girl she raised as her own clash when their lives and sensibilities diverge. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


Can't Get Enough (Apr., $19.95) by Connie Briscoe returns to the overprivileged denizens in a suburb of Washington, D.C., first portrayed in P.G. County.

Haunted (May, $24.95) by Chuck Palahniuk satirizes reality television in a Canterbury Tales style.

Slim and None (May, $24.95) by Dan Jenkins. Bobby Joe Grooves is back in a sequel to The Money-Whipped Steer-Job Three Jack Give-Up Artist.


Saturday (Mar., $26) by Ian McEwan. A successful neurosurgeon is troubled by the state of the world, particularly the impending war against Iraq.

A Slight Trick of the Mind (Apr., $23.95) by Mitch Cullin probes beneath the cool facade of Sherlock Holmes to reveal his hidden past.

In the Shadow of the Sun (May, $23.95) by Alexander Parsons. WWII has a traumatic effect on a New Mexico ranching family.


Missing Persons (Mar., $25.95) by Stephen White. Psychologist Alan Gregory searches for the missing patient of his murdered colleague, Hannah Grant. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Genevieve (May, $23.95) by Eric Jerome Dickey. A good man in love with his wife, Genevieve, is tempted into an affair with her sister. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The Innocent (May, $25.95) by Harlan Coben. The latest from the author of Tell No One is built on the choices we make and their unending repercussions. Ad/promo.BOMC, DBC, LG, MG selections.


The Stolen Heart (June, $23.95) by Lauren Kelly. Merilee Graf's past and present mysteries converge in a painfully shocking manner.

Cabaret (July, $24.95) by Lily Prior. In the back alleys of Rome, a young woman finds happiness after her husband suddenly disappears.


Joseph and His Brothers (May, $35) by Thomas Mann is a new translation by John E. Woods.


The Bowl Is Already Broken (Apr., $25) by Mary Kay Zuravleff. The acting director of a national museum is pregnant again, and that's just the start of her difficulties.

The Good Wife (Apr., $24) by Stewart O'Nan follows a wife and mother's life for the 28 years her husband is in prison.

In Another Life (May, $23) by David Grossman. Infidelity sparks the passion in these two novellas.

Specimen Days (June, $24) by Michael Cunningham is a three-part, genre-bending, time-traveling ode to New York City.

A Mouth Like Yours (June, $24) by Daniel Duane. San Francisco is the setting for this look at what carnal love can both accomplish and undo.


Naphtalene: A Novel of Baghdad (June, $23.95) by Alia Mamdouh captures the atmosphere of 1950s Baghdad through the eyes of a strong-willed girl.


Judgement Day (Apr., $24.95) by James F. David. The universe is not big enough for both a kingdom of light and the forces of darkness.

Transgressions (May, $27.95), compiled by Ed McBain. This anthology includes stories by 10 noted crime writers. 200,000 first printing. Advertising.

Dangerous Ground (May, $25.95) by Larry Bond. A nuclear submarine cruising the coasts of Russia investigates a possible nuclear waste leak. 200,000 first printing. Advertising. TV and radio satellite tours.


Who Does She Think She Is? (May, $24) by Benilde Little offers a multigenerational story of three powerful women. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Pocketful of Names (June, $24) by Joe Coomer. A solitary artist's life in Maine is disrupted by a host of entertaining characters. Advertising.


The Devil of Nanking (Apr., $24) by Mo Hayder ranges from the decadent hostess bars of 1930s Tokyo to the horrifying Nanking massacre. 35,000 first printing.

The Almond: An Erotic Novel (June, $23) by Nedjma is autobiographical fiction by an observant Muslim woman.


The Silence of John (Mar., $19.95) by D.S. Lliteras depicts the pain and anguish of Jesus on the cross and the helplessness of his disciple John.


Lighthousekeeping (Apr., $23) by Jeanette Winterson creates a modern fable about the transformative power of storytelling. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.

A Factory of Cunning (Apr., $25) by Philippa Stockley visits 18th-century England and its venal lords, wronged maidens and reprobate clergymen.

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (June, $28) by Umberto Eco. Having lost his memory, a man pores through old newspapers, comics, records and photo albums to rediscover himself. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


A Changed Man (Mar., $24.95) by Francine Prose. A young neo-Nazi alters his ways. 75,000 first printing.

Ya-Yas in Bloom (Apr., $24.95) by Rebecca Wells traces the roots of the Ya Yas' friendship through 60 years of marriage and children. 500,000 first printing.

The Breakdown Lane (Apr., $25.95) by Jacquelyn Mitchard. The issues in a woman's life threaten her ability to keep her children safe. 125,000 first printing.

Zorro (May, $24.95) by Isabel Allende discloses how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know. 250,000 first printing.


Music of the Mill (May, $24.95) by Luiz J. Rodriguez. Three generations of a family have depended upon the survival of a steel mill.


The Journeys of Socrates (Apr., $23.95) by Dan Millman is the life story of Socrates, the infamous gas station attendant and teacher from Way of the Peaceful Warrior. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.

Lizzie's War (May, $24.95) by Tim Farrington. Her husband in Vietnam, Liz has four kids under 12, a fifth on the way—and a crush on the family priest. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.


Beyond Black (May, $24) by Hilary Mantel. A modern-day medium and a jaded divorcée play with fire—and a world beyond. A John Macrae Book.


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Apr., $24.95) by Jonathan Safran Foer. A precocious five-year-old looks for a key that belonged to his father who died on 9/11. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The Hungry Tide (May, $25) by Amitav Ghosh. Two outsiders unsettle those living on tiny islands off the east coast of India. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Blinding Light (June, $26) by Paul Theroux. To overcome his writer's block, a man travels to Ecuador for a healing but addictive drug. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The Practice of Deceit (June, $23.95) by Elizabeth Benedict. A Manhattan therapist marries a Scarsdale lawyer with a secret past. Ad/promo. Author tour.


McKettrick's Choice (June, $16.95) by Linda Lael Miller. Holt McKettrick chooses to deal with rustlers, scoundrels and thieves over his mail-order bride and family, but his wife may surprise him. Advertising.

Before Sunrise (July, $16.95) by Diana Palmer. An anthropologist and an FBI agent become entangled in a murder, conspiracy, deception and a love more powerful than anything they have ever known. Advertising. Satellite media tour.

Summer Lovin' (Aug., $16.95) by Carly Phillips. Security specialist Zoe Costas has already broken the company's first rule—she's fallen for her newest, high-profile client. Advertising. Satellite media tour.


The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 (May, $23.95) by Jim Fergus. Looking for adventure, a man encounters an Apache girl. 60,000 first printing.


So the Story Goes: Twenty-Five Years of the Johns Hopkins Short Fiction Series (Apr.; $26.95, paper $12.95), edited by John T. Irwin and Jean McGarry, collects the best from 40 volumes of short fiction published since 1979.


Sullivan's Justice (May, $24) by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. Probation officer Carolyn Sullivan has a brother linked to a deadly killer.

Lone Calder Star (June, $24) by Janet Dailey tells the story of Texas lawman Quent, the son of Cat Calder and Logan Echohawk.


Lost in the Forest (Apr., $24.95) by Sue Miller. A family breaks apart and comes back together in Northern California vineyard country. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 11-city author tour.

Never Let Me Go

(Apr., $25) by Kazuo Ishiguro. Three adult friends look back on their private school days and find a dark secret lurking. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.

Bangkok Tattoo (May, $24) by John Burdett. The author of Bangkok 8 returns to that exotic city's underworld. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.

Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch (June, $22) by Dai Sijie. After studying with Freud, Mr. Muo returns to China and attempts to liberate his university sweetheart, now a political prisoner. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

72 Hour Hold (July, $24.95) by Bebe Moore Campbell. Watching her daughter's bizarre behavior, bipolar Trina turns to an illegal intervention program modeled on the Underground Railroad. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 17-city author tour.

No Country for Old Men (Aug., $26) by Cormac McCarthy. A hunter near the Rio Grande stumbles upon murdered men, a load of heroin and over $2 million in cash. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.


Botchan: A Modern Classic (July, $22) by Natsume Soseki. A young man rebels against the system in this new translation from the Japanese by J. Cohn.


The Ice Queen (Apr., $24.95) by Alice Hoffman. A smalltown librarian's life is transformed when she is struck by lightning. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The Hummingbird's Daughter (May, $24.95) by Luis Alberto Urrea. As civil war brews in 1889 Mexico, a 16-year-old girl rises from the dead with the power to heal. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Thirty-Three Swoons (May, $23.95) by Martha Cooley. Her marriage long over, Camilla dreams about a man more real than her waking life. Ad/promo.


Pinkerton's Sister (Mar., $26) by Peter Rushforth. Thought to be mad, Alice Pinkerton is confined to the attic by her posh family in turn-of-the-century New York. $60,000 ad/promo.

Old Mr. Flood (Apr.; $15, paper $10) by Joseph Mitchell. New Yorker Hugh Flood plans to live to 115 on fresh seafood, harbor air and the occasional Scotch. Ad/promo.

Evening Ferry (July, $25) by Katherine Towler. The second novel in the Snow Island series involves Rachel Shattuck, who returns home to care for her aging father. Ad/promo.


Unborn Gods (May, $25) by Mary Butts is a newly discovered novel by the English modernist about sexual politics during WWI.


Crossing Bully Creek (Apr., $24) by Margaret Erhart. Set in the deep South between the 1920s and 1960s, the story concerns the dying Yankee owner of Longbrow Plantation. Advertising. Author tour.


Me & Emma (Mar., $17.95) by Elizabeth Flock. Eight-year-old Carrie tries to protect her younger sister from bad things happening at home.

Table for Five (Apr., $19.95) by Susan Wiggs. Strangers to each other, a man and a woman attempt to care for three orphaned children.

A Good Yarn (May, $19.95) by Debbie Macomber. A knitting class leads women to new friendships.


One Dangerous Lady (June, $23.95) by Jane Stanton Hitchcock. Jo Slater is back in the thick of it when a wealthy art collector disappears from his yacht while vacationing in Barbados.


The Truth About Love (Mar., $22.95) by Stephanie Laurens is a romantic follow-up to The Ideal Bride. 125,000 first printing.

The Hot Kid (May, $25.95) by Elmore Leonard ventures to Oklahoma in the 1920s to introduce one of the West's toughest lawmen. 200,000 first printing.

Leeway Cottage (May, $24.95) by Beth Gutcheon. A family drama unfolds in a Victorian summer house in Maine. 75,000 first printing.

Mirrormask (May, $34.95) by Neil Gaiman is the script for an upcoming movie from Jim Henson Co. 60,000 first printing.

Match Me If You Can (Aug., $24.95) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns to a character first spotted in This Heart of Mine. 150,000 first printing.


Lucifer's Garden of Verses, Vol. 2: Darlin' Niki (Aug., $15.95) by Lance Tooks. In this graphic novel, a 16-year-old is kicked out of the house by her wealthy father.


Island of Saints (May, $19.95) by Andy Andrews is a tale of war, faith and forgiveness.


Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 1: Fever and Spear (Apr., $24.95) by Javier Marías. A Spaniard with a sixth sense joins British intelligence.


The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (Apr., $23.95) by Ellen Feldman supposes what might have happened to Peter, Anne's friend, if he had survived the war. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The History of Love (May, $23.95) by Nicole Krauss. A long-lost book reappears, connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl who wants to cure her mother's loneliness. Ad/promo.13-city author tour.

North (May, $24.95) by Frederick Busch. Haunted by thoughts of his dead wife and child, Jack travels to upstate New York where he uncovers a brutal crime. Author tour.


Unformed Landscape (Apr., $18) by Peter Stamm, trans. by Michael Hofmann. The fragility of love, the pain of existence and lost illusions affect life in a small village on a Norwegian fjord.


The Acme Novelty Library (Apr., $25) by Chris Ware. Jimmy Corrigan, Rocket Sam and Quimby the mouse are among those showing up in this graphic novel. Ad/promo. 4-city author tour.

Ice Haven (June, $18.95) by Daniel Clowes is a graphic novel about the off-center world of a Midwestern town. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.

A Way from Home (June, $25) by Nancy Clark. A disaffected wife flies from Prague, where her husband manages a ministry's staff, to Libya and reunites with the man she has always loved. Advertising.

Here Is Where We Meet (Aug., $24) by John Berger. A narrator, reminiscent of the author, heeds his dead mother and pays attention to those who have died. Advertising.


Freddy and Fredericka (July, $27.95) by Mark Helprin. In this comic allegory, the title two will ascend the English throne if they reconquer the new world for Britain. Ad/promo. Author tour.

New Bedlam (Aug., $22.95) by Bill Flanagan. After a New York City TV honcho is fired, he decides to head a family-run cable company in New Bedlam, R.I. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Wrongful Reconciliation (Mar., $24) by Peter Svenson. In this humorous sequel to Washed Up with a Broken Heart in Rock Hall, a writer copes with his wife's departure.


Nervous Water and Other Florida Stories (Apr., $16.95) by Will LaBossier. Short fictions explore the spirit of fly-fishing.


Otherwise Engaged (Mar., $24) by Eileen Goudge. Two friends find out if it's true that you can never go home again.

Pretty Woman (Apr., $24) by Fern Michaels. Challenges and betrayals plague a lottery-winning woman who undertakes a dramatic physical makeover.

Marriage Most Scandalous (June, $25) by Johanna Lindsey is a Regency about a spunky aristocratic young woman attempting to reconcile a mercenary with his family.

Julie and Romeo Get Lucky (June, $22) by Jeanne Ray is a sequel to Julie and Romeo.


Two-Dollar Bill (Apr., $25.95) by Stuart Woods is the next thriller in the Stone Barrington series. Ad/promo. LG, DBC, MG selections. Author tour.

Superstition (Apr., $24.95) by Karen Robards is the latest by the author of Bait and Beachcomber. Ad/promo.

Broken Prey (May, $26.95) by John Sandford is a new Lucas Davenport novel. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Marker (May, $25.95) by Robin Cook. The two medical examiners from Chromosome 6 return to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. Ad/promo.

Lie by Moonlight (June, $24.95) by Amanda Quick. A young teacher in Victorian England must trust an enigmatic gentleman to protect her four charges from a London crime lord. Ad/promo.

Fire Sale (June, $24.95) by Sara Paretsky. V.I. Warshawski returns to her South Chicago roots while probing a family-owned discount chain. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Appaloosa (June, $23.95) by Robert B. Parker is a western yarn. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Polar Shift (July, $26.95) by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos. Kurt Austin reappears in the NUMA Files series. Ad/promo.

Origin in Death (Aug., $23.95) by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb. In 2059 New York City, Lt. Eve Dallas looks into the death of a famous plastic surgeon. Ad/promo.


Sails on the Horizon: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars (Apr., $24.95) by Jay Worrall chronicles the exploits of Charles Edgemont in this historical high-seas adventure. Advertising.

The Year of Pleasures (Apr., $24.95) by Elizabeth Berg. Newly widowed Betta Nolan discovers that solace can be found in ordinary things as she journeys from grief to joy.

Whatever Makes You Happy (May, $23.95) by Lisa Grunwald. Middle-aged Sally Farber questions what it takes to make one happy.

Notes from the Villa Di Crespi (June, $24.95) by Adriana Trigiani. A small Italian-American town in thrall to a visionary interior decorator is challenged when a handsome young painter comes to rejuvenate the local church. Advertising. 10-city author tour.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (June, $21.95) by Lisa See. In 19th-century China, illiterate and isolated girls were frequently paired as "old sames" in emotional matches; an old woman recalls her "old same," remembering the joys and tragedies of their lives. Advertising. 10-city author tour.

Until I Find You (July, $27.95) by John Irving introduces actor Jack Burns; his mother, Alice, a Toronto tattoo artist; and a missing father in a melancholic tale of stolen childhood. Advertising. 5-city author tour.


Sex Murder and a Double Latte (May, $17.95) by Kyra Davis. Mystery writer Sophie Katz suspects that the suicides of a Hollywood director and a rapper are really murders.

With or Without You (Aug., $17.95) by Carole Matthews charts the painful paths of true love.


Covergirl (Aug., $24.95) by Maura Moynihan. A socialite's daughter becomes all the rage when she's picked for a cover illustration.


The Portrait (Apr., $19.95) by Iain Pears is a short suspense novel about an artist and an art critic who destroys lives. Ad/promo.

A Long Way Down (June, $24.95) by Nick Hornby. This novel is told through the voices of four different figures. Ad/promo. Author tour.


The Red Hat Club Rides Again (Mar., $24.95) by Haywood Smith once again celebrates female friendships. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Company Man (Apr., $24.95) by Joseph Finder. A corporate executive and his family are threatened after his company orders a series of layoffs. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Eleven on Top (June, $26.95) by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum wants out of the bounty hunting life, but the creeps and weirdos won't allow it. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Fade (June, $24.95) by Kyle Mills. A secret Homeland Security department tries to recruit an agent angry at the government. Advertising.

Something Blue (June, $22.95) by Emily Giffin shows how someone with a perfect life can lose it all. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Dancing in the Dark (July, $21.95) by Mary Jane Clark. An idyllic beach community becomes a killer's hunting ground. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Bachelor Boys (Aug., $21.95) by Kate Saunders. A young woman wants to help her childhood friends find suitable wives.


The Ambassador's Son (Mar., $24.95) by Homer Hickam. Capt. Jack Thurlow teams up with PT boat commander Jack Kennedy. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.

The Triumph of the Sun (May, $25.95) by Wilbur Smith is an epic adventure set in Khartoum in 1884. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Sarah's Quilt (May, $24.95) by Nancy E. Turner. The diaries of a courageous pioneer woman in Arizona provide a sequel to These Is My Words. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Sonechka: A Novella and Stories (May, $23) by Ludmila Ulitskaya trains its focus on the many permutations of love. Advertising.Author publicity.


The Position (Mar., $24) by Meg Wolitzer. A compelling family deals with issues of sexuality in the 1970s.

The Good Priest's Son (June, $26) by Reynolds Price examines the profound and unexpected impact of major historical events on ordinary lives.


The Good Heart (May, $18.95) by James Michael Pratt. Soon after a heart transplant, Mike Stone develops strange dreams and memories that lead him to wrestle with issues of integrity, forgiveness and exposing a truth.


The Sugar Camp Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (Apr., $22) by Jennifer Chiaverini. In the years leading up to the Civil War, a young heroine confronts the struggle over slavery. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.

Boss Lady (June, $21) by Omar Tyree. Tracy Ellison deals with a film adaptation of her own life. 125,000 first printing.

The Starter Wife (June, $23) by Gigi Levangie Grazer. Dumped by her studio-head husband, a woman tries out various ways to become her own person. 125,000 first printing.

Crusader's Cross (July, $25) by James Lee Burke is the 14th entry in the Dave Robicheaux series. 75,000 first printing.

Tracking Blue (Aug., $25.95) by Sandra Brown. A magazine publisher is trapped in her remote cabin by a possible serial killer. 600,000 first printing.


How Evan Broke His Head and Other Stories (Apr., $25) by Garth Stein concerns an epileptic rock musician faced with a resentful teenage son he's never known.

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Glimmering Girls: A Novel of the Fifties (Apr., $26.95) by Merrill Joan Gerber. A young university coed guards her virtue, but finds that new freedoms beckon.


Wallace and Gromit: The Bootiful Game (Mar., $12.95) by Ian Rimmer and Jimmy Hansen. The beloved comic-strip characters return in this graphic novel with Wallace inheriting a failing soccer club.

The Spider (May, $19.95) by Jerry Siegel, Ted Cowan and Reg Bunn is a graphic novel from the vault of classic British comics.


The White League (Mar., $19.95) by Thomas Zigal. A white supremacist runs for governor in a novel of guilt, privilege and racism in New Orleans. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Underground (Apr., $23.95) by Craig Spector. Seven friends experience terror in this metaphysical thriller. Advertising.


Left Behind: The Rising (Mar., $25.99) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins introduces readers to characters before they were "left behind." Ad/promo.

The Warrior (Mar., $14.99) by Francine Rivers. The second installment of the Sons of Encouragement series is a fictionalized account of Caleb.


Breath & Bones (May, $23.95) by Susann Cokal. A Dutch artist's model follows a painter to the American West in 1884 in this comic novel. Ad/promo. Author tour.


Nothing in Sight (May, $20) by Jens Rehn. A German submarine captain and a downed American pilot lost at sea realize what it is to die alone.


In the Park of Culture (Mar.; $27.50, paper $15) by Ed Falco exposes the difficulty of keeping faith in a world of war and violence.


A Sultan in Palermo (July, $24) by Tariq Ali. The fourth novel in the Islam Quintet challenges stereotyped images of life under Islam.


A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim (Mar., $24.95) by Jan Karon draws wisdom from C.S. Lewis, William Blake, Will Rogers and others.

March (Mar., $24.95) by Geraldine Brooks borrows Mr. March, the absent father in Little Women, to create an idealistic chaplain aiding the Union cause.

The Other Woman (Mar., $23.95) by Jane Green. Ellie is impulsive, while her fiancé follows the rules and remains so very close to his mother, the other woman.

The Mermaid Chair (Apr., $24.95) by Sue Monk Kidd. When Jessie meets Brother Thomas, she also encounters a mysterious chair dedicated to a saint, who was said to be first a mermaid. Ad/promo. 20-city author tour.

The Wonder Spot (June, $24.95) by Melissa Bank. The intertwined lives of a family unfold over two decades in a Pennsylvania town.


Red Blood Rising (June, $21.95) by John Wood. A Muslim terrorist bent on destroying America recruits an extremist cult of Native Americans called Red Blood. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


True Believer (Apr., $24.95) by Nicholas Sparks. A science journalist who debunks the supernatural falls for the daughter of a psychic. Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.

The Summer We Got Saved (June, $23.95) by Pat Cunningham Devoto. Three people are deeply touched by hope and prejudice in the changing South of the 1960s. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.


A Thousand Tomorrows (Apr., $18.95) by Karen Kingsbury. Neither able to accept love, a man and woman wonder if a relationship is worth the ultimate price. Ad/promo. Author tour.

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