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From The Printer | January 2017 New Releases

Hi there bookworms!

Welcome to the beginning of another month! With the new month brings a long list of new books being released! Those books are:

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca. Published on the 3rd January 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

mrs shirlock holmes.jpgMrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime fighters during an era when women weren’t involved with murder investigations. After agreeing to take the sensational Cruger case, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumours of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man – in a desperate race against time.

Grace’s motto “Justice for those of limited means” led her to strange cases all over the world. From defending an innocent giant on death row to investigating an island in Arkansas with a terrible secret; from the warring halls of Congress to a crumbling medieval tower in Italy, Grace solved crimes in-between shopping at Bergdorf Goodman and being marked for death by the sinister Black Hand. Grace was appointed as the first woman U.S district attorney in history an the first female consulting detective to the NYPD. Despite her many successes in social justice, at the height of her powers Grace began to see chilling connections in the cases she solved, leading to a final showdown with her most fearsome adversary of all.

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The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian. Published on January 10th by Doubleday Books

the-sleepwalker When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night the older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee’s disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee;s husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain that Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlberg’s Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee’s disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body?

Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

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The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers. Published on January 10th by Alogonquin Books

the second mrs hockaday.jpgWhen Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself?

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This is How it Always Is: A Novel by Laurie Frankel. Published on January 24th by Flatiron Books

this-is-how-it-always-isThis is how a family keeps secrets..and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives happily ever after..until happily ever after becomes complicated.
This is how children change..and then change the world
This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

This is How it Always is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

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The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney. Published on January 24th by Ballantine Books

the-girl-beforePlease make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life

The request seems odd, even intrusive – and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.

Emma

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform it’s occupant – and it does.

Jane

After a personal tradgedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space – and its aloof and seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tennant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber Published on January 31st by Flatiron Books

caraval.jpg Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and  cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organiser, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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By Your Side by Kasie West Published on January 31st by HarperTeen

by your side.jpgWhen Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for the entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realises that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumours about the fight he was in (and the brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realises he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Daz than meets the eye. As he and Autumn, first grudgingly, then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

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This is a really good list of books that are being released! I think I am most excited to read Caraval, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes and The Girl Before.

Which ones are you most looking forward to getting your hands on?? 

Thank you for stopping by to read this month’s edition of From the Printer! and until next time, happy reading!

 

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