First Love, James Patterson: Runaways Axi, sixteen, and Robinson, seventeen, who met on a cancer ward, leave small-town Oregon on a cross-country trip to experience the best of life before it is too late.
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini: The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, reveals the famous First Lady's very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as "one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society."
Ripper, Isabel Allende: "Appealing characters, a fast-paced plot, and a successfully imagined killer add up to great entertainment. Definitely recommended." Library Journal
Robert B. Parker's Bull River, Robert Knott: Itinerent lawment Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in a new installment of the series created by Robert B. Parker.
Standup Guy, Stuart Woods: Stone is on a hunt that leads from Florida's tropical beaches to the posh vacation homes of the Northeast.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen: "Pulitzer Prize winner Quindlen has made a home at the top of the best sellers lists with novels that capture the grace and frailty of everyday life (Object Lessons; Blessings), and her latest work is sure to take her there again. With spare, elegant prose, she crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images." Library Journal
That Old Black Magic, Mary Jane Clark: Library patrons will remember that Clark appeared last year at the Spanish River Library. Her new book is set in New Orleans' French Quarter and features another Piper Donovan mystery.
Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan: Horan's second novel (following Loving Frank) again mines the true story of a famous couple -- Fanny Osbourne and Robert Louis Stevenson. "This beautifully written novel, neatly balanced between its two protagonists, makes them come alive with grace, humor, and understanding. Horan's empathy for both Louis and Fanny allows her to capture their life together with all the complexity and nuance of a real-life relationship." Publisher's Weekly
Way of All Fish, Martha Grimes: "Famed for her 22 Richard Jury mysteries, 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster goes entertainingly wonky with this sequel to her best-selling Foul Matter." Library Journal
ON THE HORIZON
March: Bark: Stories, Lorrie Moore ... Be Careful What You Wish For, Jeffrey Archer ... Bootlegger, Clive Cussler ... Black Horizon, James Grippando ... Missing You, Harlan Coben ... Night Broken, Patricia Briggs ... NYPD Red 2, James Patterson ... Stone Cold, C.J. Box ... Tempting Fate, Jane Green ... Written in My Own Heart's Blood, Diana Gabaldon