Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 5: Lots of Action from Lisa Scottoline, Anne Hillerman, & More

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Abrams, JJ & Doug Dorst. The Secret JJ Abrams Project. Mulholland: Little, Brown. Oct. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780316201643. $35. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. THRILLER Abrams has created, produced, written, and directed multiple Emmy– and Golden Globe Award–winning television series and films (yes, he’s helming the next Star Wars film), so it’s no surprise that he can […]

Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 5: Five Hot Debut Titles

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Bonert, Kenneth. The Lion Seeker. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2013. 576p. ISBN 9780547898049. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780547898414. LITERARY The grandson of Lithuanian immigrants, South African Bonert was inspired to write this work by the photo of an uncle with Nadine Gordimer. This portrait of South Africa’s small Jewish community doubles as the portrait of a mother-son […]

Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 4: Literary Authors Forna, Jiles, McFarland, & O’Flynn Take the Next Big Step

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Forna, Aminatta. The Hired Man. Atlantic Monthly. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780802121912. $24; ebk. 9780802193100. LITERARY Named one of Africa’s most promising new writers by Vanity Fair, Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Forna wrote affectingly about war-scarred Africa in her two previous novels and her memoir of her father, The Devil That Danced on the Water. […]

Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 4: Thrillers from William Boyd, Robert Olen Butler, Raymond Khoury, & Val McDermid

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Boyd, William. James Bond: The New Mission. Harper: HarperCollins. Oct. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9780062223128. $26.99. lrg. prnt. THRILLER Boyd has twice won the Costa/Whitbread Award and typically produces best sellers, and here’s another neat feather in his cap: he’s the third author invited by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. to write an official James Bond novel, […]

Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 3: The Supernatural; Donaldson Says Good-Bye to Thomas Covenant

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Dalglish, David. A Dance of Cloaks. Orbit: Hachette. Oct. 2013. 480p. ISBN 9780316242394. pap. $16. FANTASY The self-published Dalglish, who’s made a mint as author of four series set in the world of Dezrel, leaps to big-time traditional publishing with this dark and moody work, part of the “Shadowdance” trilogy. Son and heir apparent of […]

Fiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 2: Top Commercial Fiction, Including Christmas Stories from Andrews, Macomber, & Thayer

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Andrews, Mary Kay. Christmas Bliss. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9781250019721. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250019738. CD: Macmillan Audio. CHRISTMAS FICTION New York Times best-selling author Andrews draws characters from her three popular Savannah novels—Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, and Blue Christmas—to craft a blissful Christmas novella. As the holidays loom, so does antiques dealer Weezie […]

Fiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup; from Terry McMillan to Debut Novelists Allen, Crawford, Daly, & More

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Allen, Lisa Van. The Wishing Thread. Ballantine. Sept. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780345538550. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780345537829. WOMEN’S FICTION Owners of the Stitchery Yarn Shop in Tarrytown, NY, the Van Ripper women can reputedly grant wishes by stitching them into their knitted goods. But the Stitchery’s matriarch has just died, leaving a will that could […]

Fiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 6: Crime/Adventure/Mystery/Thriller Titles for the Early Fall

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Brandman, Michael. Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do. Putnam. Sept. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780399159503. $26.95. CRIME An award-winning producer who collaborated with Robert B. Parker on the television movie adaptations of Parker’s Spenser titles (for A&E) and Jesse Stone titles (for CBS), three of which featured his original screenplays, Brandman seems like the right […]

Fiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 3: Four Hot Debut Authors; Bodden, Kent, Smith, & Zailckas

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Bodden, Marlen Suyapa. The Wedding Gift. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9781250026385. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250026125. CD: Macmillan Audio. LITERARY/HISTORICAL Not every debut author sells thousands of copies of her self-published novel online before it’s snapped up by a major publisher, and not every debut author gets blurbed by Tom Wolfe and Henry Louis […]

Fiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 4: Four Commercial Blockbusters from Brown, Gruber, Lindsay, & Sparks

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Brown, Sandra. Deadline. Grand Central. Sept. 2013. 300p. ISBN 9781455501519. $28. CD: Hachette Audio. SUSPENSE War-weary journalist Dawson Scott needs the distraction of the case dropped into his lap by an FBI contact; former U.S. Marine Jeremy Wesson, son of terrorists who have been on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for decades, is missing and […]

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