Don’t miss these BIG blockbuster titles, recently dropped in to our Spring and Summer 2015 lists.
Be prepared to meet the demand of ALL of your patrons’ reading requests by adding these newly-announced large print titles to your collection. From eagerly-awaited stand-alones like new historical fiction by Paula McLain, and a novel from Annie Barrows, co-author of the sensational The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society, to series favorites like the next installment in Janet Evanovich’s popular Wicked series, these titles truly are too big to miss.
SOP customers: Please note these drop-in titles did not appear in our spring 2015 and summer 2015 catalogs and are not ranked; they must be added to any Smart Ship orders.
By Cynthia Bond
On Sale: March 17, 2015
*An Oprah Book Club 2.0 Pick*
The epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her—this beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.
Praise for Ruby:
“Bond’s prose is evocative of Alice Walker and Toni Morrison”—Library Journal, starred review
By Jon Krakauer
On Sale: April 21, 2015
From Jon Krakauer, the bestselling author of Into the Wild, comes a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana that sheds light on a broken justice system.
Praise for Where Men Win Glory:
“Chilling, infuriating, and unforgettable.”—Booklist, starred review
By Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
On Sale: June 23, 2015
*Please note: The audiobook of WICKED CHARMS is not a drop-in and was ranked #1 in our Spring 2015 Catalog*
Lizzy and Diesel return once again in an all-new adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Janet Evanovich and her co-author, Phoef Sutton!
Praise for the Wicked Series:
“Fans of Evanovich have a new series to revel in.”—Booklist (Wicked Appetite)
BLOOD ON SNOW
By Jo Nesbø
On Sale: April 7, 2015
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole series—a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.
Advance Praise for BLOOD ON SNOW:
“Nesbø tells this small but razor-sharp story with precision and understated eloquence”—Booklist, starred review
A LUCKY LIFE INTERRUPTED
By Tom Brokaw
On Sale: May 12, 2015
From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change—a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.
Praise for The Time of Our Lives:
“An engaging recollection of the achievements of the past, the realities of the present, and the promise of the future.”—Booklist
THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US
By Annie Barrows
On Sale: June 9, 2015
From the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes a wise, witty, and exuberant novel that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, memory and truth, and the courage it takes to do what’s right.
Praise for The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society:
“…loads of charm.”—Booklist
CIRCLING THE SUN
By Paula McLain
On Sale: July 28, 2015
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to 1920s Kenya, where horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among British expats–and the complicated love triangle she steps into with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir, Out of Africa.
Praise for The Paris Wife:
“…will undoubtedly establish McLain as a writer of substance. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
AVENUE OF SPIES
By Alex Kershaw
On Sale: August 4, 2015
The bestselling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during the Second World War.
Praise for The Liberator:
“This is a gripping and superbly told account of men in war.”—Booklist (The Liberator)
By Haruki Murakami
On Sale: August 4, 2015
After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international bestselling author Haruki Murakami—the novellas HEAR THE WIND SING and PINBALL, 1973—are finally together in one volume, in all-new English translations. Includes a revelatory introduction by the author in which he explains how and why he became a writer.