Akashic Books

The Age of Dreaming (Apr., $15.95) by Nina Revoyr follows a former silent film star rediscovered in 1964.

South by South Bronx (Apr., $15.95) by Abraham Rodriguez Jr. portrays a ladies’ man who wakes to find a stranger in his bed. Author tour.

Allen & Unwin

(dist. by IPG)

Love Like Water (May, $15.95) by Meme McDonald blurs the boundaries between black and white, city and country, lover and friend.


The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 (May, $14.95), edited by Laura Furman, collects work by Alice Munro, Ha Jin and Mary Gaitskill, among others.


Sexy Beast IV (Mar., $12.95) by Kate Douglas et al. presents three paranormal erotic novellas.

Raine: The Lords of Satyr (Mar., $12.95) by Elizabeth Amber stars otherworldly heroes with erotic talents.

Wolf Tales VI (July, $12.95) by Kate Douglas is the latest entry in this paranormal romance series.

Arte Público Press

The Chicano/Latino Literary Prize: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Fiction, Poetry and Drama (May, $21.95), edited by Stefanie Fetta, collects winning work from the past 25 years.


The Ring: The Last Knight Templar’s Inheritance (May, $14) by Jorge Molist recounts an adventure through the eyes of an ambitious young woman.

Avon A

The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life (May, $13.95) by Kerry Reichs looks at relationships and marriage. 30,000 first printing.

The Flirt (June, $13.95) by Kathleen Tessaro presents new work from the author of Elegance. 30,000 first printing.

The Space Between Before and After (July, $13.95) by Jean Reynolds Page spins a tale of loss and redemption. 50,000 first printing.


The Importance of Being Married (June, $12.95) by Gemma Townley. A young woman will come into a handsome inheritance if she can wed.

Upside Down, Inside Out (June, $24) by Monica McInerney points out that the person you’ve always wanted to be might sometimes just be the person you already are.


The Mule (Mar., $12) by Juan Eslava Galán, trans. by Lisa Dillman, describes the journey of a muleteer in the Spanish Civil War. 25,000 first printing.

Bantam Discovery

My Best Friend’s Girl (Mar., $12) by Dorothy Koomson focuses on a woman whose best friend contacts her years after stealing her fiancé. 60,000 first printing.

Everything Nice (July, $12) by Ellen Shanman. A grown-up tomboy moves home with her widowed father after she gets fired. 60,000 first printing.


The Red Scarf (July, $15) by Kate Furnivall looks at a young woman imprisoned in a labor camp in 1930s Russia.

Midwife of the Blue Ridge (Aug., $14) by Christine Blevins describes the perilous journey of a midwife in 18th-century Scotland.

Matters of Faith (Aug., $14) by Kristy Kiernan describes an accident that threatens to tear a family apart.

Berkley Heat

Reckless (May, $14) by Saskia Walker. A woman working at a London auction house is whisked off to Spain.

Nauti Dreams (June, $14) by Lora Leigh is the final book in the trilogy about the wild Mackay cousins.

Berkley Sensation

Dead over Heels (Mar., $14) by MaryJanice Davidson gathers three paranormal stories of lust and laughter.

Demon’s Fire: A Tale of the Demon World (Apr., $14) by Emma Holly offers erotic paranormal romance.

Bethany House

The Forbidden (May; $13.99, cloth $19.99) by Beverly Lewis follows a courting couple in Lancaster County, Pa. 359,000 first printing.

Deep in the Heart of Trouble (June; $13.99, cloth $19.99) by Deeanne Gist. A woman discovers love in 1890s Texas. 91,500 first printing.

Marion Boyars

(dist. by Consortium)

Banquet of Lies (June, $14.95) by Amin Zaoui, trans. by Frank Wynne, recounts a young man’s sexual awakening in the arms of older women.


Right Here, Right Now (Mar., $14) by HelenKay Dimon centers on a woman with a dangerous secret life.

The Beast in Him (Apr., $14) by Shelly Laurenston. A gorgeous lone wolf meets his match—literally.

Hard as Nails (July, $14) by HelenKay Dimon collects three novellas about take-charge guys and women who love them.

Brindle & Glass

(dist. by Midpoint Trade)

The Reckoning of Boston Jim (Mar., $18.95) by Claire Mulligan. A trapper in 1863 becomes obsessed with reciprocating a woman’s kindness.

Broadway Books

Attack of the Theater People (May, $11.95) by Marc Acito moves Edward Zanni and his high school friends from How I Paid for College to Manhattan.

Center Street

This Side of Heaven (July, $14.99) by Karen Kingsbury. A father and daughter find unexpected vindication after an unforeseen tragedy.

Coach House Books

(dist. by Northwestern Univ. Press)

Girls Fall Down (May, $17.95) by Maggie Helwig shows the threat of terrorism leading to a descent into paranoia.

Coffee House Press

(dist. by Consortium)

Open Line (May, $14.95) by Ellen Hawley follows an ambitious radio host through mass hysteria and dirty politics.

David C. Cook

Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White (Apr., $13.99) by Claudia Mair Burney tracks the relationship of an African-American woman with a blue-eyed, blond man.


(dist. by PGW)

All About Lulu (June, $14.95) by Jonathan Evison centers on would-be, step-sibling love in a family of failed bodybuilders in suburban L.A.

Cumberland House

Divorcing Dwayne (Apr., $14.95) by J.L. Miles launches a trilogy of humorous novels featuring a woman and her philandering husband.

Curbstone Press

(dist. by Perseus)

Marble Mountain (June, $15) by Wayne Karlin explores the lasting damages of war. 4-city author tour.


Sleeping with the Enemy (Aug., $15) by Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson pairs two novellas about betrayed women.

Dalkey Archive Press

Knowledge of Hell (Mar., $13.95) by António Lobo Antunes, trans. by Clifford E. Landers, imagines a psychiatrist driving across Portugal to return to his job at a mental institution.


Rites of Spring (Break) (June, $10) by Diana Peterfreund reunites the members of a secret society at fictional Eli University, off the coast of Florida. 60,000 first printing.

Downtown Press

Pack Up the Moon (Apr., $14) by Anna McPartlin features a group of friends whose night of celebration ends in tragedy.

What She Wants (June, $15) by Cathy Kelly features four women who discover friends and family matter most.

Apart from the Crowd (Aug., $14) by Anna McPartlin. Five souls have five months to change their fate.

Dufour Editions

Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories (Mar., $14.95) by Tom Noyes gathers short stories about turning points and moments of realization.

Far North and Other Dark Tales (Aug., $19.95) by Sarah Maitland collects modern traditional stories drawn from classical mythology.


Secrets of the Sea (July, $14.95) by Nicholas Shakespeare sets a love story on the wild Tasmanian coast.

Europa Editions

(dist. by Consortium)

Little Criminals (Apr., $14.95) by Gene Kerrigan. An ambitious criminal disrupts the idyllic lives of a young couple in modern Dublin.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The Girl on the Fridge (Apr., $12) by Etgar Keret, trans. by Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston, gathers stories from the young Israeli author.

Feminist Press

Dearest Anne: A Tale of Impossible Love (May, $15.95) by Judith Katzir, trans. by Dalya Bilu, takes the form of an Israeli girl’s diaries addressed to Anne Frank.

5 Spot

Alpha Mom (May, $13.99) by Jane Porter watches the perfect wife and mother battle her archrival, the bohemian homeroom mom of her daughter’s fifth-grade class.


Soul (May, $14.95) by Tobsha Learner. Separated by 100 years, two Huntington women face the same decision, and their choices will echo far into the future. 100,000 first printing.


(dist. by Northwestern Univ. Press)

Iramifications (Mar., $15.95) by Maria Galina, trans. by Amanda Love Darragh, explores notions of identity on a dreamlike journey from Odessa to the symbolic city of Iram.

Grand Central Publishing

True to the Game III (July, $14.99) by Teri Woods races through the mean streets of Philadelphia to conclude a trilogy.

Graywolf Press

The House of Widows (Mar., $16) by Askold Melnyczuk plays across decades, continents and generations. Author tour.

Harlem Moon

The Sunday Brunch Diaries (July, $12.95) by Norma L. Jarrett. Five friends chat over Sunday brunch about their love lives, the law and the Lord.

Harper Paperbacks

Island of Lost Girls (May, $13.95) by Jennifer McMahon imagines a woman who uncovers secrets behind the disappearance of her childhood friend. 75,000 first printing.

Stone Creek (June, $13.95) by Victoria Lustbader considers the effect of love and loss on the human heart. 75,000 first printing.

Harper Perennial

We Disappear (Mar., $13.95) by Scott Heim follows a drug-addicted man and his mother who kidnap a teenage boy. 35,000 first printing.

Heyday Books

He Flies Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease: A William Saroyan Reader (Aug., $24.95), edited by William E. Justice, celebrates the centennial of Saroyan’s birth with stories, plays and novel excerpts.

Hodder Headline/Hodder Paperbacks

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)

Second Time Lucky (July, $13.95) by Sophie King tells of Lord Pearmain, who must convert his once stately home into private residences for financial reasons.

Hodder Headline/John Murray

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)

Bedford Square 2: New Writing from the Royal Holloway Creative Writing Programme (June, $19.95), edited by Andrew Motion, presents new voices in British writing.


The Sorceress of Belmair (May, $13.95) by Bertrice Small. A man is summoned to a forgotten world to marry the king’s daughter.


B as in Beirut (Mar., $13.95) by Iman Humaydan Younes, trans. by Max Weiss, looks at four women living in the same Beirut apartment building during the Lebanese civil war.

The End of Spring (Apr., $13.95) by Sahar Khalifeh, trans. by Paula Haydar, portrays Palestinians suffering during the siege of Arafat’s headquarters.


Mulberry Park (Apr., $12.95) by Judy Duarte portrays a woman grieving her son’s death.

The Last Time I Was Me (May, $15) by Cathy Lamb. A woman who has fallen apart must banish demons from her past.

President Lincoln’s Spy (May, $14) by Steven Wilson focuses on a disgraced army captain seeking out men plotting to murder Abraham Lincoln.

Kimani Press

After Hours (Mar., $14.95) by Rochelle Alers brings together three women who seem to lead charmed lives.

The Knee of Gullah Island (Mar., $14.95) by Dwight Fryer explores the racial dynamics that shaped the South through one family’s journey to freedom.

Aces High (July, $14.95) by Monica Jackson features a poker professional with no luck in relationships.

MacMillan UK

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)

Another Time and Place (May, $13.95) by Samantha Grosser sets a love story against the hardship and horror of WWII.

Mariner Books

Pravda (Mar., $13.95) by Edward Docx chronicles twins’ discovery that their mother long ago abandoned another child.

Milkweed Editions

I Am Death (Apr., $15) by Gary Amdahl pairs two novellas, one about a journalist’s dealing with the Chicago mob and another about interoffice politics. Author tour.


Trudy’s Promise (Mar., $13.95) by Marcia Preston explores love and heartache.

The Diplomat’s Wife (May, $13.95) by Pam Jenoff explores sacrifice and heartbreak during a time of uneasy peace and rising paranoia.

Drifting South (July, $13.95) by Charles Davis follows a hero on a courageous journey.

MKO Press

(dist. by B&T)

Mrs. Shumak’s Boarding House (Mar., $14.95) by Marty Kam tells the fictional story of a young widow defending her home from ruthless casino developers.


A Rather Curious Engagement (July, $14) by C.A. Belmond follows the author’s debut, A Rather Lovely Inheritance .

NAL Accent

The Art of Keeping Secrets (June, $14) by Patti Callahan Henry delivers a story of family and secrets in South Carolina Lowcountry.

Land of a Hundred Wonders (Aug., $14) by Lesley Kagen covers poignant ground.

NAL Heat

Seven Nights of Sin (Apr., $14) by Lacey Alexander depicts seven steamy nights in Sin City.

New Directions

Senselessness (May, $15.95) by Horacio Castellanos Moya, trans. by Katherine Silver, explores the horror and corruption of military power.

W.W. Norton

August (Aug., $14.95) by Gerard Woodward pictures the growing Jones family and their holidays camping in the same Welsh field for 15 years.

One World

Black Widow (Apr., $13.95) by Nikki Turner portrays a woman torn by the hard knocks of street life and love.


Chez Moi (Apr., $14) by Agnès Desarthe, trans. by Adriana Hunter, depicts a 43-year-old woman who opens a restaurant in Paris with no experience.

Church of the Dog (May, $13) by Kaya McLaren. A mysterious woman arrives at the Oregon farm of a couple approaching their 50th anniversary. 6-city author tour.


The Fiction Class (Mar., $14) by Susan Breen. A 38-year-old single woman who has been writing the same book for seven years teaches a fiction class.

Pocket Books

Phantom in the Night (June, $15) by Sherrilyn Kenyon. In the second full-length novel featuring an agent from B.A.D. (Bureau of American Defense), a woman is after a home-grown terrorist.

Red Dress Ink

All Eyes on Her (Mar., $13.95) by Poonam Sharma shows a marital mediation attorney rescuing a Hollywood couple from scandal.

Slightly Suburban (July, $13.95) by Wendy Markham examines a woman torn between suburbia and New York City.

Serpent’s Tail

Boy A (Apr., $14.95) by Jonathan Trigell presents a 24-year-old released from juvenile institutions after committing a monstrous childhood crime.

Signet Eclipse

Master: An Erotic Novel of the Count of Monte Cristo (May, $14) by Colette Gale retells the noted Dumas story.

SourceBooks Landmark

Churchill’s Triumph (Mar., $14.95) by Michael Dobbs watches as the prime minister decides whether to commit an act of betrayal.

The Darcys Give a Ball (Mar., $12.95) by Elizabeth Newark imagines the next generation of Jane Austen’s characters.

Spice Books

Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs (Mar., $13.95) by Jina Bacarr. An archeologist goes undercover as a dominatrix to find the man who done her wrong.

St. Martin’s Griffin

Bad Girlz 4 Life (May, $14.95) by Shannon Holmes. The sequel to the bestseller Bad Girlz. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Strebor Books

Another Time, Another Place: Five Novellas (Apr., $15) by Zane and Rique Johnson. This quintet travels to the time when pharaohs ruled.

Purple Panties: An Erotica.com Anthology (May, $15) by Zane collects lesbian erotica.

Three Rivers Press

The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg (Apr., $14) by Geoff Herbach chronicles a suicidal man’s journey through the past to discover himself and his family.

Tin House Books

(dist. by PGW)

Girl Factory (May, $14.95) by Jim Krusoe explores memory, desire and the nature of storytelling.

Tor Books

The Darker Mask (Aug., $14.95), edited by Gary Phillips and Christopher Chambers, groups stories by various urban crime and fantasy writers.


Calumet City (Mar., $14) by Charlie Newton. Four seemingly unrelated cases lead a Chicago cop back to her troubled past.

The Darcy Connection (Apr., $14) by Elizabeth Aston returns to the romantic entanglements of Pride and Prejudice.

Sea of Lost Love (May, $15) by Santa Montefiore features a woman facing her family’s past to save their ancestral home.

Two Dollar Radio

(dist. by Consortium)

The Drop Edge of Yonder (Apr., $15) by Rudolph Wurlitzer. A trapper in the Colorado fur trade is cursed by a Native American woman whose lover he murdered.

Tyndale House

Sunset (Apr., $13.99) by Karen Kingsbury finds widowed patriarch John Baxter making plans for marriage and a new beginning.

She Always Wore Red (May, $13.99) by Angela Elwell Hunt features a woman who inherits a funeral home and discovers she has a half-sister.

Univ. of Alabama Press/Fiction Collective Two

Correction of Drift (Mar., $14) by Pamela Ryder imagines the private lives behind the headlines of the Lindbergh kidnapping case.

Virgin Books

Hairdos of the Mildly Depressed (July, $15.95) by Doug Crandell tells of two brothers who find love and forgiveness in the New South. 50,000 first printing.

Washington Square Press

Washington Square Press

Whiskey Road (May, $13) by Karen Siplin follows a former photographer riding cross-country on a motorcycle.

White Pine Press

(dist. by Consortium)

Quick Fix (Mar., $17) by Ana Maria Shua, trans. by Rhonda Dahl Buchanan, collects very short stories in bilingual format.