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Coming in May

Fiction:
Amis, Martin. The Pregnant Widow.

The year is 1970, and the youth of Europe are in the chaotic, ecstatic throes of the sexual revolution. Though blindly dedicated to the cause, its nubile foot soldiers have yet to realize this disturbing truth: that between the death of one social order and the birth of another, there exists a state of terrifying purgatory—or, as Alexander Herzen put it, a pregnant widow.

 Barry, Brunonia. The Map of True Places
The author of The Lace Reader takes on the difficult topic of suicide.

Blum, Jenna. The Stormchasers.

Author of Those Who Save Us.

Cleage, Pearl. Till You Hear from Me.
Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five-year-old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself on Washington, D.C.’s post-election sidelines even as her twentysomething counterparts overrun the West Wing.

Doyle, Roddy. The Dead Republic.

Irish rebel Henry Smart is back. Having found his way to Hollywood and promptly repudiated a sentimental film John Ford has made about him, he settles quietly near Dublin, until a 1974 bombing brings out his role in the Easter Uprising and the fledgling IRA.

Farooki, Roopa. Half Life.
Orange Award for New Writers nominee Farooki returns with this luminous new work about love and its powerful hold across time and place.

 Giffin, Emily. Heart of the Matter.
Two women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

Hamann, Hilary Thayer. Anthropology of an American Girl.
A moving depiction of the transformative power of first love, Hamann's first novel follows Eveline Auerbach from her high school years in East Hampton, New York, in the 1970s through her early adulthood in the moneyed, high-pressured Manhattan of the 1980s.

Hambly, Barbara. Dead and Buried.

A new Benjamin January novel. New Orleans, 1836. When free black musician and surgeon Benjamin January attends the funeral of a friend, an accident tips the dead man out of his coffin – only to reveal an unexpected inhabitant. Just one person recognises the corpse of the white man: Hannibal Sefton, fiddle-player and one of January’s closest friends. But he seems unwilling to talk about his connection to the dead man .

Hood, Ann. The Red Thread.
Author of The Knitting Circle has another work about a grieving mother. This time her herione starts an adoption agency.

Larsson, Stieg. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders.

Parker, Robert B. Blue-Eyed Devil.

In this Western, the new chief is Amos Callico: a tall, fat man in a derby hat, wearing a star on his vest and a big pearl-handled Colt inside his coat. An ambitious man with his eye on the governorship-and perhaps the presidency-he wants Cole and Hitch on his side. But they can't be bought, which upsets him mightily.

Pullman, Phillip. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.
By challenging the events of the gospels, Pullman puts forward his own compelling version of the life of Jesus, and in so doing, does what all great books do: makes the reader ask questions.

Smiley, Jane. Private Life.
Steinhauer, Olen. The Nearest Exit

Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Olen Steinhauer’s brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel The Tourist.

Turow, Scott. Innocent.
The long awaited sequal to Persumed Innocent.

Non-Fiction:
Alter, Jonathan. President Obama: Inside the Early Days.
Barry, Dave. I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tale of Adulthood.
Breen, T.H. American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People.
Bush, Laura. Spoken from the Heart.
Charleson, Susannah. Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog.
Goldberg, Carey & others. Three Wishes: Our True Story of Good Friends, Bad Odds, Crushing Heartbreak, and One Little Thing That Inspired a Lot of Happiness.
Kuttner, Robert. A Failure of Nerve: Obama's Promise and the Enduring Power of Wall Street.
LaPorte, Nicole. The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks.
Parker-Pope, Tara. For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage.
Queen Latifah. Put Your Crown On: Life Lessons from the Queen.
Sanford, Jenny. Staying True.

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