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Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead : A Novel.

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead : A Novel.

Austin, Emily.
2021

Gilda, a twenty-something, atheist, animal-loving lesbian, cannot stop ruminating about death. Responding to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church, Gilda finds herself mistakenly hired to replace the recently deceased receptionist Grace. Gilda strikes up an email correspondence with Grace's old friend, but can't bring herself to break the bad news. Desperate, she begins impersonating Grace via email. But when the police discover suspicious circumstances surrounding Grace's death, Gilda may have to finally reveal the truth of her mortifying existence. Residence: Ottawa, ON. Print run 100,000.

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Fallen : A Novel of Suspense.

Fallen : A Novel of Suspense.

Castillo, Linda.
2021

When a young woman is found murdered in a Painters Mill motel, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is shocked to discover she once knew the victim. Rachael Schwartz was a charming but troubled Amish girl who left the fold years ago and fled Painters Mill. Why was she back in town? And who would kill her so brutally? As the case heats to a fever pitch and long-buried secrets resurface, a killer haunts Painters Mill. Someone doesn't want Rachael's past - or the mysteries she took with her to the grave - coming to light. Print run 150,000.

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False Witness : A Novel.

False Witness : A Novel.

Slaughter, Karin.
2021

Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. But Leigh's ordinary life masks a childhood which was far from average. Then a case lands on her desk - defending a wealthy man accused of rape. When she meets the accused, she realizes that it's no coincidence that he's chosen her as his attorney. He knows what happened twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades running. Print run 250,000.

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The Forbidden : Krewe of Hunters.

The Forbidden : Krewe of Hunters.

Graham, Heather.
2021

Playing the victim of a vampire king on an island off New Orleans is actress Avalon Morgan's creepiest role to date. It's also scary good fun - until the victim of a real killer is discovered on set, laid out for all to see. With a rising body count and zero leads, Grayson Avery can't help but be impressed by Avalon's amateur sleuthing, which takes her to the darkest corners of the internet, where killers confess their crimes. With no one they can trust, Avalon and Gray are determined to unbury the truth at any cost, but a return to the deadly island could be the last thing they do. Print run 10,000.

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The Forest of Vanishing Stars : A Novel.

The Forest of Vanishing Stars : A Novel.

Harmel, Kristin.
2021

After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything. Author of "The Book of Lost Names". Print run 150,000.

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The Heathens : A Quinn Colson Novel.

The Heathens : A Quinn Colson Novel.

Atkins, Ace.
2021

The Byrd family has always been trouble, and 16-year-old TJ is known for petty theft, fighting, and general hellraising. She's also no fool, and senses she's about to take the fall for her mother's murder. As U.S. Marshall Lillie Virgil tracks the kids across a trail of burglaries, stolen cars and even a kidnapping, intent on bringing TJ to justice, sheriff Quinn Colson sets out to find the truth back in Tibbehah. Someone has gone to a lot of violent trouble to make TJ and her friends the logical target of the investigation.

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An Irish Hostage : A Novel.

An Irish Hostage : A Novel.

Todd, Charles.
2021

The Great War is over - but in Ireland, in the wake of the bloody 1916 Easter Rising, anyone who served in France is now considered a traitor, including nurse Eileen Flynn and former soldier Michael Sullivan, who only want to be married in the small, isolated village where she grew up. Bess Crawford had promised to be there for the wedding. Now, the groom has vanished. Time is running out, for Michael and for Bess herself, and soon her own life is on the line. Print run 75,000.

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Island Queen : A Novel.

Island Queen : A Novel.

Riley, Vanessa.
2021

A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas. Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Monserrat, Doll bought her freedom - and that of her sister and her mother - from her Irish planter father and built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter that extended from the marketplaces and sugar plantations of Dominica and Barbados to a glittering luxury hotel in Demerara on the South American continent. Author of "An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler." Print run 100,000.

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It's Better This Way : A Novel.

It's Better This Way : A Novel.

Macomber, Debbie.
2021

It's been nearly six years since Julia Jones' ex became involved with another woman. Now, having settled into her new community, she's embraced a fulfilling new life - one that doesn't seem to need a man in it. But when Julia meets a handsome new resident, she can't help but be drawn to him. Heath Johnson is a welcome change from the men she's encountered. As she and Heath, a divorcé himself, begin to grow close, their friendship blossoms into an unexpected love. However, they soon realize that combining families proves to be a challenge, even though their four children are adults. Print run 250,000.

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Nightbitch : A Novel.

Nightbitch : A Novel.

Yoder, Rachel.
2021

An ambitious mother steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. As the mother's symptoms intensify, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Seeking a cure at the library, she discovers the mysterious academic tome which becomes her bible, "A Field Guide to Magical Women: A Mythical Ethnography," and meets a group of mommies involved in a multi-level-marketing scheme who may also be more than what they seem.

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Nine Lives : A Novel.

Nine Lives : A Novel.

Steel, Danielle.
2021

After a carefree childhood, Mary Margaret Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from San Francisco to Rome, Paris, and Monaco. Her travels reconnect her with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she's spent thirty years trying to forget. While Maggie tries to outrun her fears and painful memories of her past, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love. Print run 400,000.

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Not a Happy Family : A Novel.

Not a Happy Family : A Novel.

Lapena, Shari.
2021

Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there. And they don't come much richer than Fred and Sheila Mercer. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mercers are brutally murdered the night after Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Each child stands to inherit millions. Did one of them snap after that dreadful evening? Or was it someone else who crept in with the worst of intentions? Residence: Toronto, ON. Author of "The Couple Next Door." Print run 50,000.

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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Treachery : A Jason Bourne Novel.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Treachery : A Jason Bourne Novel.

Freeman, Brian.
2021

Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia to rescue a Russian scientist and activist, the leader of an anti-Putin protest movement, who'd recently been smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt. He failed. Now, three years later, Bourne learns the Estonian mission was a set-up. The target is still in hiding in Russia and the Russian state intelligence agency is desperately seeking her. Bourne must find her first, but his race to correct the errors of the past will lead him to one inevitable conclusion: some secrets should stay buried.

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The Shadow

The Shadow

Patterson, James.
2021

Only two people know Lamont Cranston's secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice - with a fierce enemy, Shiwan Khan. A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping Khan better than Lamont Cranston. He also knows he's the only one who stands a chance. The Shadow must prove that he's not only a super crime-fighter, but an icon.

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She Who Became the Sun : A Novel.

She Who Became the Sun : A Novel.

Parker-Chan, Shelley.
2021

In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. When the Zhu family's eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. But when a bandit attacks the family, Zhu Chongba succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, Zhu's sister uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness. Print run 125,000.

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Shoulder Season : A Novel.

Shoulder Season : A Novel.

Clancy, Christina.
2021

The small town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is an unlikely location for a Playboy Resort, and nineteen-year old Sherri Taylor is an unlikely bunny. When her parents die in quick succession, Sherri leaves home for the chance to be part of a glamorous slice of history. In the winter of 1981, Sherri gets her education in the joys of sisterhood, the thrill of financial independence, the magic of first love, and the heady effects of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Sherri finds herself caught in a romantic triangle - and the tragedy that ensues will haunt her for the next forty years. Author of "The Second Home." Print run 100,000.

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Such a Quiet Place : A Novel.

Such a Quiet Place : A Novel.

Miranda, Megan.
2021

Hollow's Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighbourhood - until the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow's Edge is simmering. With her conviction overturned, Ruby Fletcher waltzes right back to Hollow's Edge. Within days, suspicion spreads like a virus across Hollow's Edge. It's increasingly clear that not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truett's murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer's next victim. Author of "The Last House Guest." Print run 200,000.

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Three Words for Goodbye : A Novel.

Three Words for Goodbye : A Novel.

Gaynor, Hazel.
2021

New York, 1937: When estranged sisters Clara and Madeleine Sommers learn their grandmother is dying, they agree to fulfill her last wish: to travel across Europe - together. They are to deliver three letters, in which Violet will say goodbye to those she hasn't seen since travelling to Europe forty years earlier. Constantly at odds with each other as they explore the luxurious Queen Mary, the Orient Express, and the sights of Paris and Venice, Clara and Madeleine wonder if they can fulfill Violet's wish, until a shocking truth about their family brings them closer together. Authors of "Meet Me in Monaco." Print run 30,000.

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The Tiger Mom's Tale : A Novel.

The Tiger Mom's Tale : A Novel.

Butler, Lyn Liao.
2021

Lexa Thomas has never quite fit in. Having grown up in a family of blondes, she's neither white enough nor Asian enough. When her estranged father dies unexpectedly, Lexa is faced with the choice to return to Taiwan and claim her place in her heritage - or leave her Taiwanese family to lose their home for good. As the truth of the last fateful summer in Taiwan slowly unfolds, Lexa must stand up for herself and open her heart to family and love, or allow the repercussions of her family's choices to forever dictate the path of her life.

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Untitled Silva Novel 2021 : A Novel.

Untitled Silva Novel 2021 : A Novel.

Silva, Daniel.
2021

Details to follow. Print run 500,000.

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The War Nurse A Novel

The War Nurse A Novel

Wood, Tracey Enerson
2021


What Strange Paradise : A Novel.

What Strange Paradise : A Novel.

El Akkad, Omar.
2021

Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers - all desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vanna: a teenage girl who lives inside her own sense of homelessness. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. Author of "American War." Formerly from Montreal, QC.

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