Insane City by
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor) Sanderson delivers the 14th and final book in the late Robert Jordan's best-selling "Wheel of Time" fantasy series.
Ten Years Later by Hoda Kotb with Jane Lorenzini (Simon & Schuster) The
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Knopf) Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright expands his controversial 2011 New Yorker piece, "The Apostate:
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday
S.E.C.R.E.T., by L. Marie Adeline (Broadway) Reportedly all the rage at the Frankfurt Book Fair last October, this novel written under a pseudonym is being described as "the Canadian 50 Shades of Gray."
The Soundtrack of My Life by
Middle Men by Jim Gavin (Simon & Schuster) New Yorker contributor Jim Gavin's debut story collection, praised as "exceptional" in a starred Kirkus review, portrays a group of men whose dreams are at odds with the reality of their lives.
Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson (Little, Brown) The brilliant detective is on the case of a serial killer terrorizing Washington, D.C., while someone is stalking him.
Long Shot by
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) Best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult cooks up this fraught tale of Sage Singer, a baker, who strikes up an unexpected friendship with Josef Weber, an elderly man in her grief support group who harbors "a long-buried and shameful secret."
Six Years by Harlan Coben (Dutton) Another twisty tale from the author of "
Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy (W.W. Norton) The title says it all. It's written by the
Rita Moreno, A Memoir (Celebra) The former Rosita Dolores from Puerto Rico adds memoirist to her estimable resume (she is one of the few entertainers with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards). Her autobiography will hit career milestones, such as "West Side Story" and "The Electric Company," as well as her struggles with discrimination. Oh yes, and dating Elvis Presley.
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates (HarperCollins) This historical novel comes billed as "an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power and loss in early 20th century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned."
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Olive Kitteridge" comes this story about two brothers who are compelled by their sister to return to the hometown they escaped when her teenage son gets into
Mom & Me & Mom by
Carrie and Me by
Schuster) Entertainer Carol Burnett chronicles the troubled, triumphant and tragic journey of her daughter Carrie, who died of cancer at age 38. Burnett shares personal diary entries, correspondence and a never-before-published short story her daughter
My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding (Penguin) A best-seller in
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (W.W. Norton) The author of such fun and accessible science books as "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" and "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void" gives readers an inside look at the human body.
If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother by
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead) Weaving back and forth from the 1970s to the present, this novel from the author of "This is Your Life" and "The Ten-Year Nap" charts the friendships between six uniquely talented teenagers who meet at a summer camp.
The Center Holds by Jonathan Alter (Simon & Schuster) In this sequel to his best-seller "The Promise," Chicago native Jonathan Alter offers an insider account of the 2012 presidential election and how
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann (Random House) From the author of the National Book Award-winning "Let the Great World Spin" comes this series of narratives spanning 150 years.
High Rise Stories by Audrey Petty (McSweeney's) In the tradition of Studs Turkel, "High Rise Stories" puts a human face on Chicago's now demolished housing projects. Former residents of Cabrini-Green, Henry Horner and
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between
The Longest Road by Philip Caputo (Henry Holt) Ride along with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Rumor of War," who in 2011 at age 70, packed up his wife and two English setters and set off from Key West, Fla., to Deadhorse, Alaska, (the southernmost and northernmost points of the United States reachable by road) to gain an understanding of what holds the country together.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) In this eagerly anticipated sequel to "The Shining," middle-aged Dan Torrance, the young boy in the original story, must save a 12-year-old girl with a supernatural gift who is being pursued by "a tribe of murderous paranormals."
Publication date to be announced
Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Penguin) HBO has acquired the rights to this chronicle of the 2012 presidential election by the authors of the best-seller "Game Change."