Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Paperbacks from Overlook

Readers, start your engines. With summer weather in full swing and July 4th just around the corner, there's no better time than the present to stock up on the latest paperbacks from Overlook. This month brings four new page turners for your beach reading pleasure, ranging from the "sympathetic and compelling" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) novel of a young woman's family secrets in Julie Drew's Daughter of Providence to R.J. Ellory's award-winning CIA thriller A Simple Act of Violence.

Daughter of Providence
Julie Drew
On Sale: 6/26/2012

Julie Drew's extraordinary novel is a breakthrough work in the tradition of Richard Russo and Annie Proulx. Summer, 1934: Anne Dodge, raised by her old-money father in a small Rhode Island coastal town, has always been told that her mother abandoned them. But then Anne learns that she has a half- sister, Maria Cristinaand when Maria Cristina comes to live with Anne and her father, ugly truths begin to surface about the family. Within a context of jazz, the end of Prohibition, and stifling gender expectations, Daughter of Providence is a gripping and seductive summer read. This story of loss and rediscovery will resonate with readers long after the final page. 

"Haunting, mesmerizing ... this atmospheric and compelling historical tale will surely sweep the reader into the past." Library Journal

R.J. Ellory
On Sale: 6/26/2012

R. J. Ellory's latest paperback is his most timely, menacing serial killer novel yet, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. As in his globally acclaimed A Quiet Belief in Angels, it is a stunning work of suspense guaranteed to keep the reader awake at night. Set in Washington, embroiled in elections, it follows Detective Robert Miller as he is assigned to an unsettling murder case. He finds a serious complication: the victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths about the corrupt world he lives intruths so far removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life. As CrimeSquad described it, "This is a book with everything that a fan of modern mystery fiction could hope for: a labyrinthine plot, unbearable tension, controversy, and a social conscience."  

"Conspiracy buffs will have a field day." Kirkus Reviews

Max Frei
On Sale: 6/26/2012 

The Labyrinths of Echo seriesthe adventures of Max, who was once a loser but discovers a new worldhas been an international literary sensation since its debut. In this second installment, Sir Max is still a hardened smoker, an uncomplicated glutton, and a loafer, but once again, he gets lucky. He travels to the parallel world of Echo, where magic is commonplace and where he fits right in. Plunging back into the astounding and absurd realm first portrayed in The Stranger (Fandomania.com's #1 Book of 2009), this is a sequel of addictive power, blending fantasy, horror, philosophy, and comedy. Readers will welcome this "utterly original" (Bookslut) volume of the new adventures and misadventures of Sir Max in this enchanting world. 

"The Stranger's Woes served up exactly what I was craving for ... another wildly imaginative and entertaining entry in The Labyrinths of Echo." Fantasy Book Critic

Gerald Seymour
On Sale: 6/26/2012

A young man starts a journey from a village in Saudi Arabia. If his mission succeeds, he will die a martyr—and many innocents will die with him. Meanwhile, a London protection officer begins to realize that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. The suicide bomber and the policeman will have equal cause to question the roads they've chosen. The Walking Dead is a breathtakingly suspenseful thriller about the world in which we live, with all its dangers and complexities. With intelligence and deep understanding, Seymour—"the best spy novelist ever" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)—shows us the choices we are forced to make, and their consequences. 

"The three British masters of suspense, Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, and John le Carré, have been joined by a fourth—Gerald Seymour." The New York Times

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