Hot Titles by High-Demand Authors

Late October and early November are traditionally busy times in the U.S. publishing market, especially for titles by high-demand authors.  We have several new books from new authors and some of your favorites. Look at the bottom of the post for a list.

We’ve got several new books in, and if espionage is an interest of yours, we have three exciting titles that you will like.  Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by journalist Ben Mcintyre, is the true story of Ursula Burton, an undercover high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer who lived a quiet life in a village in the Cotswolds with her husband and children.  All the while she was hunted by intelligence organizations of all the major powers in the world.  This is a riveting but insightful book.  If you liked The Unexpected Spy by Tracy Walder, you will like this book as well.  The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Agents at the Dawn of the Cold War by Scott Anderson exposes the story of the CIA’s original four spies, a mish-mash of unlikely men who set the path of American espionage. In The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future by Chris Whipple decodes the history of the growth of power of this agency and offers behind-the-scenes glimpse through interviews with many who have seen the CIA in action first-hand.

If you like Southern literature or reading about the South, then we have some new titles for you to enjoy!  Columnist Rick Bragg has compiled the best of his columns from Southern Living and Guns and Gardens magazines in Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South.  These columns cover all things southern, from why Southern men should always carry a knife to the best way to kill fire ants with humor and wit.  Fannie Flagg takes us, and many of our favorite characters, back to the Whistle Stop Café in The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop.  This book is filled with southern humor and is as heart-warming as her other novels have been.  She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh tells the story of a quieter feminism that cultural icon Dolly Parton exuded.  This is not really a read just about the South, rather one that pays tribute to hard-working, overlooked women all over the United States.

There are so many new books out by high-demand authors, that I’m just going to list them here by author and title:

V.C.Andrews                      Whispering Hearts

Ace Atkins                           Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me

Robyn Carr                          Return to Virgin River

Lee Child                              The Sentinel

John Connolly                    The Dirty South, Volume 18

Clive Cussler                       Marauder

Janet Daily                           Paradise Peak

Janet Evanovich                Fortune and Glory, Volume 27

Jasper Fforde                     The Constant Rabbit

Heather Graham              Deadly Touch

Heather Graham              Dreaming Death

John Grisham                     Time for Mercy

Lisa Jewell                           Invisible Girl

Craig Johnson                    Next to Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery

Sophie Kinsella                  Love Your Life

Mike Lupica                        Robert B. Parker’s Fool’s Paradise

James Patterson               The Coast to Coast Murders

James Patterson               Three Women Disappear

Louise Penny                     All the Devils are Here

Jodi Picoult                         The Book of Two Ways

Marilynne Robinson        Jack

Jess Walter                         The Cold Millions

Stuart Woods                    The Shakeup

You can come by the library to browse through them in our new books section, or you can place a hold on any of them either through our app or at our catalog here:  https://uppl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/external/?dt=list