Monday, March 30, 2015

New Titles to Watch for This Week: March 29 - April 4, 2015

Adult Fiction releases to be aware of:

The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure by Deepak Chopra - Christian suspense following a young journalist's search for a lost reliquary which appears to bring on miraculous visions from Christ's forgotten disciple

The Harder They Come: A Novel by T.C. Boyle - Boyle's thought-provoking literary novel examines the relationship between three damaged souls: an ex-Marine father, his emotionally disturbed son, and the son's older lover

Normal by Graeme Cameron - the unnamed narrator is anything but normal, he's a serial killer who's life may be about to change due to two women. Not for everyone although may appeal to fans of Jeff Lindsay's 'Dexter' series

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry - a timely, action-packed, political thriller with an unusual premise: what if there had been irregularities with the ratification of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution; the amendment which legalized federal income tax?

The Shadows by J. R. Ward - two brothers, Trez and iAm, confront a conspiracy which can change their destiny in the 13th novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

For those who enjoy Adult Nonfiction, coming out this week:

Rescue at Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II by Bruce Henderson - this dramatic account sheds light on the little known rescue of almost 2,000 men, women, and children from a Japanese interment camp in the Philippines

So You've Been Publicly Shamed: a Journey Through the World of Public Humiliation by Jon Ronson - the author takes look at the dark side of social media and the disastrous impact it can have on people's lives, which may bring to mind the warning "With great power, comes great responsibility"
Read a review in the March 29, 2015 'Arts' section of the New York Times

And for the teen in anyone, a few Young Adult releases:

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein - a compelling historical novel set in 1930's Ethiopia, about barnstorming, prejudice and impending war dealing with two young people, one black, one white, raised as brother and sister

 The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord - a young girl is continually defined by the people in her small town as 'the girl whose boyfriend drowned' and struggles to find her own identity after tragedy

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige - young Amy continues trying to free Oz from the tyrannical rule of Dorothy and her evil companions in this fast-paced, dystopian fantasy; sequel to 2014's Dorothy Must Die 

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