Unburnable (Apr., $23.95) by Marie-Elena John sets a multigenerational family saga on the isle of Dominica.
It Might Have Been What He Said (June, $23.95) by Eden Collingsworth follows a protagonist trying to recall why she killed her husband.
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Halfway House (Mar., $23) by Katharine Noel illustrates the impact of a teenage girl's mental illness on her family. 35,000 first printing. Author tour.
Shadow Man (June, $24) by Cody Mcfadyen revolves around a woman who was a serial-killer hunter for the FBI until tragedy struck. 100,000 first printing.
Scimitar's Edge (June, $21.99) by Marvin Olasky centers on four Americans who become the target of a terrorist kidnapping plot while touring Turkey.
Between the Bridge and the River (Apr., $23.95) by Craig Ferguson. The Late Late Show host writes about two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South who enjoy bizarre experiences.
The Suitors (Apr., $23) by Ben Ehrenreich reimagines The Odyssey. Author tour.
Blow the House Down (May, $25.95) by Robert Baer. A former CIA operative creates an alternate history for 9/11. 150,000 first printing.
Slipstream (May, $23.95) by Leslie Larson. An Altmanesque narrative is set against the backdrop of LAX.
Red Weather (May, $23) by Pauls Toutonghi. In Milwaukee in the 1980s, a Latvian-American teen suffers growing pains as he attempts to fit in.
Voodoo Heart (May, $24) by Scott Snyder collects stories about "playfully deranged" characters, such as a spear gun—carrying Wall Street trader and a man watching for Niagara Falls jumpers.
Cellophane (June, $24) by Marie Arana, Washington Postbook review editor, tells of an American engineer building a paper factory in the Amazon rain forest.
The Futurist (June, $23.95) by James Othmer features a man who makes a living by dispensing premonitory wisdom to governments and corporations.
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The Stolen Child (Apr., $23.95) by Keith Donohue moves from contemporary America to 19th-century Germany and is inspired by a Yeats poem about changelings.
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The Janissary Tree (May, $25) by Jason Goodwin introduces a series set in 1830s Istanbul and starring Yashim Togalu, an investigator who is also a eunuch. A Sarah Crichton Book.
Hidden (June, $24.95) by Victoria Lustbader sketches a friendship between a wealthy heir and a first-generation American in turn-of-the-20th-century New York.
When All Is Said and Done (Apr., $20) by Robert Hill depicts a 1960s marriage in alternating voices of the husband and the wife.
The Wonder House (Apr., $24) by Justine Hardy sets a love story in the turbulent Kashmir region. 25,000 first printing.
Winkie (July, $20) by Clifford Chase. A mild-mannered teddy bear finds himself on the wrong side of America's war on terror. 25,000 first printing.
The Messiah of Morris Avenue (Apr., $24) by Tony Hendra. The author of Father Joe imagines the Second Coming and an unlikely new savior.
Who Moved My Blackberry? (Apr., $21.95) by Lucy Kellaway uses e-mail to tell the story of Martin Lukes, a character first created for a column in the Financial Timesof London. 100,000 first printing.
Natural Selection (June, $21.95) by Dave Freedman follows a group of marine scientists pursuing an enormous manta ray. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life (Apr., $21.95) by Kaavya Viswanathan tells of a high school overachiever and her quest to get into Harvard by developing her personality.
Junior (Mar., $22.95) by Macaulay Culkin. The formerchild star's novel involves the pressures of early megastardom and family dysfunction. Ad/promo.
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Refuge (Apr., $24.95) by Dot Jackson. A woman leaves her husband and returns to her family's abandoned homestead in the Appalachians.
The Catastrophist (May, $24.95) by Lawrence Douglas satirizes love, marriage and academic life through its contemporary hero.
A Dark Oval Stone (Mar., $21.95) by Marsena Konkle chronicles a woman's journey of self-discovery after her husband dies. Ad/promo.
Londonstani (July, $24.95) by Gautam Malkani portrays the lives of young Muslim, Sikh and Hindu men in London.
Gotta Find Me an Angel (May, $21.95) by Brenda Brooks. In this "chick-lit noir" a film projectionist fails to find true love but faces down her childhood ghosts.
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You're Not You (June, $23.95) by Michelle Wildgen. A young co-ed works as a caregiver for a wealthy woman with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Ad/promo.
The Tuesday Erotica Club (Apr., $19.95) by Lisa Beth Kovetz. Four female co-workers, aged 20 to 50, meet at lunchtime to read aloud their erotic stories.
Choices (Aug., $28.95) by Paul Wolfe. At a 1969 Italian music festival, a handsome male assistant creates scandal and intrigue.
Our Holocaust (Mar., $24.95) by Amir Gutfreund asks how a child might learn about the Holocaust when every member of his town has survived. Ad/promo.
Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream (Mar., $22.95) by Jay Feldman. A New York Yankees scout discovers a star pitcher locked in a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII.
Song of the Crow (June, $23.95) by Layne Maheu tells the story of Noah and the flood from the perspective of a crow. 30,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Abiding Darkness (Aug., $19.99) by John Aubrey Anderson follows seven-year-old Missy Parker's battle with one of hell's minions.