Collection Development, Featured Titles Too Big to Miss: Spring and Summer 2015 Large Print Drop-Ins

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.

Spring 2015 Large Print Drop-Ins

RUBYRUBY
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

MISSOULAMISSOULA
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

 
WICKED CHARMSWICKED CHARMS
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)
 

 

Summer 2015 Large Print Drop-Ins

BLOOD ON SNOWBLOOD 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 (2)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 USTHE 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 SUNCIRCLING 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 SPIESAVENUE 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)

 
WINDPINBALLWIND/PINBALL
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.

 

 

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