Akashic Books

Demons in the Spring (Aug., $24.95) by Joe Meno features short stories illustrated by 20 different artists.

Algonquin Books

The Resurrectionist (Apr., $24.95) by Jack O’Connell. A druggist comes to realize that the cure for his son’s coma may lie in a fantasy comic-book world. 12-city author tour.

A Dangerous Age (May, $23.95) by Ellen Gilchrist examines a war’s impact on the lives of three cousins. 50,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.

Allison & Busby

(dist. by IPM)

A Flag of Truce (Mar., $25.95) by David Donachie. A man returns from Corsica demanding that a naval captain be tried at home by a civilian court.

Alyson Books

The Boomerang Kid (June, $24.95) by Jay Quinn explores issues of motherhood, addiction and sexual identity as a woman copes with her grown bipolar son.

American Univ. in Cairo Press

(dist. by IPM)

Cairo Modern (May, $19.95) by Naguib Mahfouz, trans. by William M. Hutchins. This early novel by the Egyptian Nobel laureate appears in English for the first time.

The Last Wager (May, $17.95) by Abdelilah Hamdouchi, trans. by Jonathan Smolin, is the first Arabic detective novel to appear in English.


(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)

The Bad Dog Diary: Lover... Fighter... Dog (Apr., $15.95) by Martin Howard shares the journal of a lovable mongrel.


Change of Heart (Mar., $26.95) by Jodi Picoult traces a criminal’s search for salvation through a 12-year-old girl. Ad/promo.15-city author tour.

Certain Girls (Apr., $26.95) by Jennifer Weiner. The heroine of Good in Bed has penned a bestseller and has an adolescent daughter of her own. Ad/promo.

Secrets (May, $25.95) by Jude Deveraux follows a woman working as nanny to the daughter of the widower she loves. Ad/promo.

Duncan Baird

(dist. by Sterling)

Coffee with Aristotle and Coffee with Dickens (Mar., $9.95 each) by Jonathan Barnes and Paul Schlicke, respectively, imagine these noted figures chatting over coffee.


Compulsion (Mar., $26.95) by Jonathan Kellerman. Psychologist Alex Delaware hunts for one of the most ruthless enemies he’s ever faced. Ad/promo.

The Lady Elizabeth (Apr., $24.95) by Alison Weir studies the tumultuous early life of the Virgin Queen.

Death Angel (June, $25.95) by Linda Howard focuses on a crime lord’s ex-lover who joins forces with the FBI.


Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA (Apr., $22) by Kris Radish. A woman in a small town teaches herself and her neighbors the real route to paradise. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Odd Hours (May, $27) by Dean Koontz takes the title character from Brother Odd to undreamed-of new destinations. 700,000 first printing.

The Sugar Queen (May, $22) by Sarah Addison Allen. Life opens new vistas for a shy 27-year-old who’s in love with the mailman in her North Carolina town. 100,000 first printing.

Last Kiss (July, $25) by Luanne Rice. A close-knit community grapples with a young man’s mysterious death. 225,000 first printing.


Blood Noir (June, $25.95) by Laurell K. Hamilton. The latest Anita Blake novel focuses on Jason, a young werewolf.

Berkley Sensation

Undead and Unworthy (July, $23.95) by MaryJanice Davidson presents the seventh installment of the adventures of vampire queen Betsy Taylor.

John F. Blair

Captivity (Mar., $22.95) by Debbie Lee Wesselmann. A primatologist confronts issues raised by sabotage of her chimpanzee sanctuary. Author tour.


The Aviary Gate (June, $25.95) by Katie Hickman recounts a lush tale of forbidden love and murder in the Ottoman palace. 60,000 first printing.

Broadway Books

Where the River Ends (July, $21.95) by Charles Martin tells of a man’s undying love for his dying wife.


We Are Now Beginning Our Descent (May, $24) by James Meek. A journalist leaving Afghanistan finds a former lover and an unsettling secret in a Chesapeake Bay town.

Cinco Puntos Press

(dist. by Consortium)

What Men Call Treasure: The Search for Gold at Victorio Peak (Aug., $25.95) by David Schweidel and Robert Boswell follows characters exploring a legend about buried treasure.


(dist. by PGW)

Late Nights On Air (Apr., $24) by Elizabeth Hay explores love, finding one’s voice and a deadly landscape.


The Dark Lantern (Mar., $24.95) by Gerri Brightwell. Things are not at all as they seem in the Bentley home in Victorian England.

Infected (Apr., $24.95) by Scott Sigler. The fate of the human race may depend on an everyman’s battle against a mysterious parasite. 100,000 first printing.

Crown/Shaye Areheart

River of Heaven (Apr., $24) by Lee Martin. A tale of two brothers, a lifetime of estrangement and the long-buried secret between them. 80,000 first printing.

The Third Angel (Apr., $25) by Alice Hoffman. Three interlinked stories set in three different decades consider the lifelong consequences of romantic choices.

Skeletons at the Feast (May, $25) by Chris Bohjalian. Two families in war-torn Germany must deal with the waning years of WWII. 200,000 first printing.


Who’s Loving You? (Aug., $24) by Mary B. Morrison. A woman escapes from her old life only to find herself in danger from past enemies.

Dalkey Archive Press

The Count of Concord (May, $34.95) by Nicholas Delbanco brings to life historical figure Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford—once famous but now almost completely forgotten.

Ivan R. Dee

(dist. by NBN)

The End of Baseball (May, $25) by Peter Schilling Jr. presents a fictional account of Bill Veeck and the Philadelphia Athletics, which became the sport’s first black major league team.


Honor Thyself (Mar., $27) by Danielle Steel. A celebrated actress undertakes a journey of self-discovery and survival when she survives a terrifying explosion in Paris. 800,000 first printing.

Simply Perfect (Mar., $22) by Mary Balogh focuses on the headmistress of a girls’ school in Regency England who has resigned herself to a loveless life. 65,000 first printing.

Rogue (June, $27) by Danielle Steel alternates between an amicably divorced husband and wife as she falls in love again and he tries to win her back. 700,000 first printing.

Delphinium Books

(dist. by HarperCollins)

Above the House (May, $23.95) by Susan Engberg gathers nine new stories. Author tour.


Remember Me? (Mar., $25) by Sophie Kinsella. A woman awakes in the hospital after a three-year bout of amnesia that keeps her from remembering that she married a millionaire during that time. 450,000 first printing.


Snuff (May, $24.95) by Chuck Palahniuk follows a porn queen’s attempt to break the world record for consecutive acts of sexual intercourse on film. 200,000 first printing. Author tour.

The Gargoyle (Aug., $24.95) by Andrew Davidson illustrates the redemptive power of suffering through a romance that transcends time and space. Author tour.


Pleasure (Mar., $24.95) by Eric Jerome Dickey studies a woman who has trouble believing that one man can meet all a woman’s needs. Author tour.

Hold Tight (Apr., $26.95) by Harlan Coben introduces parents who begin spying on their aloof 16-year-old son and become concerned for his safety. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Cathedral of the Sea (Apr., $26.95) by Ildefonso Falcones. The building of the church of Santa María del Mar in 1320s Barcelona forms the backdrop for a story of family, love and war.

Everyman’s Library

Shirley and The Professor (May, $26) by Charlotte Brontë pairs two novels, the first about a friendship between two women and the second about a self-made man who works in a school for girls.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Lush Life (Mar., $26) by Richard Price looks at the underground networks of violence below the shiny veneer of New York.

The Story of a Marriage (May, $22) by Sean Greer tells of a 1950s housewife who is offered $100,000.

Beijing Coma (June, $30) by Ma Jian, trans. by Flora Drew, follows a Tiananmen Square democracy protester who awakens from almost a decade-long coma.


People of the Weeping Eye (Apr., $25.95) by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear looks at the “Seeker,” who lived on the banks of the Mississippi River more than 1,000 years ago. 75,000 first printing. Advertising.

The Seven Sins—A Novel of the Tyrant (June, $24.95) by Jon Land introduces continuing character Michael Tiranno. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

Grand Central

The Whole Truth (Apr., $26.99) by David Baldacci features a man doing the bidding of a secret multinational intelligence agency in order to keep the world safe.

Off Season (June, $24.99) by Anne Rivers Siddons. A widow travels to the place where she and her late husband fell in love.

Made in the U.S.A. (Aug., $24.99) by Billie Letts showcases a 15-year-old girl who flees her small town in South Dakota with her 12-year-old brother to avoid becoming wards of the state.


The End (May, $23) by Salvatore Scibona captures a moment of emerging racial tensions in American history. Author tour.


So Brave, Young, and Handsome (May, $24) by Leif Enger studies an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life. 200,000 first printing. 20-city author tour.


Lavinia (Apr., $24) by Ursula K. Le Guin gives voice to Lavinia from the Aeneid, the king’s daughter. .


Fearless (June, $24.95) by Diana Palmer follows an itinerant laborer who’s sent undercover on a farm in Texas.


The Art of Racing in the Rain (May, $23.95) by Garth Stein tracks a dog’s efforts to hold his family together in the face of a custody battle. 200,000 first printing.

The Plague of Doves (May, $25.95) by Louise Erdrich centers around the 1911 slaughter of a North Dakota farming family. 125,000 first printing.

Bright Shiny Morning (June, $26.95) by James Frey covers life and death in Los Angeles. 350,000 first printing.

The Condition (June, $25.95) by Jennifer Haigh follows the author’s Mrs. Kimble and Baker Towers. 100,000 first printing.


(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)

Guns of El Kebir (Apr., $24.95) by John Wilcox features an ex-captain trying to quell an uprising against the Anglo-French in Egypt.

Henry Holt

The Sorrows of an American (May, $26) by Siri Hustvedt. Two siblings believe their dead father may be implicated in a mysterious death.


The Invisible (Mar., $24) by Andrew Britton outlines a hijacking and the kidnapping of the secretary of state.

Lost Souls (Apr., $22) by Lisa Jackson explores the brutal murders of three college girls through the eyes of an aspiring crime writer.


Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (Mar., $25.95) by Anne Rice begins before the baptism of Jesus and ends with the miracle at Cana. 500,000 first printing.

Unaccustomed Earth (Apr., $25) by Jhumpa Lahiri collects eight short stories set in Cambridge, Seattle, India and Thailand. 300,000 first printing. 11-city author tour.

The Other (June, $24.95) by David Guterson recounts the story of two longtime friends and outdoorsmen, one of whom goes to live off the grid. 150,000 first printing. 8-city author tour.


Hunting the King (Apr., $24.95) by Peter Clenott offers spies, scientists and politicians, all chasing the physical remains of Jesus of Nazareth.

Little, Brown

The Final Warning (Mar., $20) by James Patterson features six kids who can fly. 750,000 first printing.

Sundays at Tiffany’s (Apr., $24.99) by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet focuses on a woman who meets her imaginary friend from childhood and falls in love with him. 1.25 million first printing.

The Host (May, $24.99) by Stephenie Meyer offers love and betrayal in a future when the fate of humanity is at stake. 500,000 first printing.

Swine Not? (May, $23.99) by Jimmy Buffett follows a very clever pig. 500,000 first printing.

Manic D Press

(dist. by Consortium/Perseus)

Quakeland (Apr., $21.95) by Francesca Lia Block shows a single woman in her 40s finding solace in the healing power of love.


Twenty Wishes (May, $24.95) by Debbie Macomber features a group of widows who each write up a list of 20 things they’ve always wanted to do but never have.

Modern Library

Black Autumn (Apr., $35) by Peter Matthiessen presents a revised version of the Watson trilogy.


Belong to Me (May, $24.95) by Marisa de los Santos discusses the accidents that affect the choice of friend, lover and spouse. 150,000 first printing.

Bulls Island (May, $24.95) by Dorothea Benton Frank describes the offspring of two Southern families who fall in love over their families’ objections. 250,000 first printing.

NAL Praise

Jezebel (Mar., $22.95) by Jacquelin Thomas reimagines the biblical story of Jezebel.

New Press

The Eye of the Leopard (Apr., $26.95) by Henning Mankell, trans. by Steven T. Murray, juxtaposes a man’s coming-of-age in Sweden with his adult life in Zambia.

W.W. Norton

The Garden of Last Days (June, $24.95) by Andre Dubus III follows a stripper who brings her three-year-old daughter to work. 12-city author tour.

One World

Seen It All and Done the Rest (Mar., $24.95) by Pearl Cleage. A contemporary African-American actress returns home from Europe when war makes her the target of anti-American protests. 7-city author tour.

Overlook Press

Funny Boys (Mar., $24.95) by Warren Adler. Italian gangsters and Jewish comedians tangle in a story of love and crime set in the Borscht Belt of the 1930s.

Enlightenment (May, $24.95) by Maureen Freely deals with first love and betrayal set in the tangled web of contemporary Turkey. Author tour.


The View from the Seventh Layer (Mar., $21.95) by Kevin Brockmeier collects realistic and fantastical stories by the author of The Brief History of the Dead.

Netherland (June, $23.95) by Joseph O’Neill watches a marriage between a Dutch man and a British woman unravel after 9/11.

Pegasus Books

(dist. by W.W. Norton)

The Silver Bear (July, $25) by Derek Haas tracks a hit man from Boston to Los Angeles. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.

Permanent Press

Head Wounds (May, $28) by Chris Knopf finds Sam Acquillo set up by real estate developers to take a murder rap.

Grandma Gets Laid (June, $26) by Ken Shakin follows a grandmother as she searches for what might be missing in her life.

Pocket Books

A Stranger’s Game (Mar., $24.95) by Joan Johnston explains how the discovery of a sex addict’s secret diary sets off a deadly chain of events.

Time Is a River (June, $25) by Mary Alice Monroe. A woman recovering from breast cancer is inspired by the journal of a 1920s fly-fisherwoman.


Plague Ship (Apr., $26.95) by Clive Cussler with Jack DuBrul moves the Oregon Files series to hardcover. 600,000 first printing.

The Front (May, $22.95) by Patricia Cornwell follows up on At Risk. 800,000 first printing.

Phantom Prey (May, $26.95) by John Sandford tracks a widow whose college-age daughter is missing. 650,000 first printing. Author tour.

Tailspin (June, $26.95) by Catherine Coulter features married FBI agents Savich and Lacey Sherlock. 600,000 first printing.

Tribute (July, $26.95) by Nora Roberts involves a screen legend and a smalltown scandal. 800,000 first printing.

Random House

Dreamers of the Day (Mar., $25.95) by Mary Doria Russell trails a 40-year-old Ohio schoolteacher on a trip to Egypt in 1921. 10-city author tour.

America America (May, $26.95) by Ethan Canin follows a working-class boy who becomes involved with a politically powerful family in the early 1970s.

The Enchantress of Florence (June, $27) by Salman Rushdie is set in Renaissance Italy and the court of the emperor of the Mughal Empire.


The Ten-Year Nap (Mar., $24.95) by Meg Wolitzer discusses female ambition, money, class, motherhood and marriage, as well as what happens in one community when a group of educated women chooses not to work. 40,000 first printing.


Fine Just the Way It Is (June, $25) by Annie Proulx collects stories set in Wyoming. 150,000 first printing.

Something to Tell You (Aug., $25) by Hanif Kureishi features a psychiatrist and friends who in middle age have realized that their youthful traumas remain unresolved.

Simon & Schuster

Untitled (June, $24.95) by Lauren Weisberger stars three best friends in Manhattan who agree to change their lives within one calendar year. 350,000 first printing.

Small Beer Press

(dist. by Consortium)

The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories (Apr.; $24, paper $16) by John Kessel combines characters from Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein and The Wizard of Oz. Author tour.


The Book of Getting Even (May, $23.95) by Benjamin Taylor observes a young man smitten with a famous family.

St. Martin’s

A Prisoner of Birth (Mar., $27.95) by Jeffrey Archer presents a new novel by the author of Kane and Abel.

Quicksand (Apr., $26.95) by Iris Johansen brings back Eve Duncan and pits her against her ultimate nemesis.

Love the One You’re With (May, $24.95) features a chance encounter that causes a woman to question her marriage and herself.

Fearless Fourteen (June, $27.95) by Janet Evanovich represents the 14th adventure starring Stephanie Plum. 2 million first printing.

Married Lovers (June, $26.95) by Jackie Collins revolves around three high-powered Hollywood couples.

St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne

Days of Infamy (May, $25.95) by Newt Gingrich and William Fortschen presents an alternate history of World War II. 250,000 first printing.

Sleeping Arrangements (June, $23.95) by Madeleine Wickham takes a humorous look at two families booked into the same hotel suite. 30,000 first printing.

Stone Bridge Press

(dist. by CBSD)

The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories (May, $24.95), edited by Shouhua Qi, presents short stories from traditional and experimental Chinese writers.

Syracuse Univ. Press

Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology (May, $22.95), edited and translated by Shakir Mustafa, compiles the first Western anthology of Iraqi writers, translated from Arabic into English.

Texas Christian Univ. Press

Purple Hearts (Apr., $27.50) by C.W. Smith fictionalizes a race riot that occurred in Beaumont, Tex., in 1943.

Univ. of New Mexico Press

Ghosts of El Grullo (Mar., $24.95) by Patricia Santana features a woman devastated first by the loss of her mother and then by the desertion of her father.

Univ. of Texas Press

The Journey Home (Mar., $24.95) by Dermot Bolger portrays a man living in Dublin during the late 1980s and dealing with drinking, drugs, and corrupt politicians and businesspeople.


The Beach House (June, $24.95) by Jane Green offers an eccentric 65-year-old Nantucket woman who takes in boarders.

Somebody Else’s Daughter (July, $24.95) by Elizabeth Brundage presents a private school student whose biological father tracks her down. 4-city author tour.

Pharmakon (Aug., $25.95) by Dirk Wittenborn describes a Yale psychology professor who in 1952 discovers a drug he believes can make people happy.


One Fifth Avenue (Aug., $24.95) by Candace Bushnell follows successful, single professional women living in New York City.