Highlights of BookExpo

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BookExpo Buzz Titles

We attended BookExpo last month at the Javits Center in New York. The largest annual trade book fair in the United States, BookExpo brings together publishers, booksellers, authors, and librarians. It’s an exciting place to be, with thousands of other book people and huge banners hanging from the rafters displaying upcoming buzz books. It was a great chance to meet publishers and some of our authors to learn about titles to watch for in the coming year ―  and hear from librarians about what their patrons of all ages are looking for, and how we can serve them better. Panels of authors and industry insiders discussed trends, upcoming titles and programming, and tried to predict the next big genre. Here is a list of some Book Expo buzz titles that we’re publishing in large print.

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda (9781432845247). In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage . . . or a life. For fans of Liane Moriarty. (Wheeler Hardcover 4 — 12/6/2017)

LIE TO ME by J. T. Ellison (9781432840730). Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will devour this page-turner about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder destroy the facade of the perfect literary couple. New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison takes her exceptional writing to a new level with this breakout novel. For fans of Mary Kubica, Gilly Macmillan, and Ruth Ware. (Basic — 9/6/2017)

SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King (9781432842406). In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? (Core — 10/4/2017)

SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods (9781432845230). With wry wit and boundless heart, Eva Woods delivers an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment. For fans of Jojo Moyes and Emily Giffin. (Basic 6 — 12/6/2017)

THE BURNING GIRL by Claire Messud (9781432842376). A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children. For fans of Alice McDermott and Elizabeth Strout. (Core — 9/6/2017)

THE CUBAN AFFAIR by Nelson DeMille (9781432841423). From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author, DeMille’s blistering new novel features an exciting new character — US Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise. For fans of Brad Thor and Vince Flynn. (Basic — 10/4/2017)

THE GETAWAY (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney (9781432843724). With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. (The Literacy Bridge — 11/7/2017)

THE SHIP OF THE DEAD by Rick Riordan (9781432841898). Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. (The Literacy Bridge 2 — 10/4/2017)

UNRAVELING OLIVER by Liz Nugent (9781432842901). In this compelling, clever, and dark thriller, a man’s shocking act of savagery stuns a local community — and the revelations that follow will keep you gripped until the very last page. This work of psychological suspense was a #1 bestseller in Ireland. Publishers Weekly’s starred review said: “Nugent presents a fresh look at a man hiding his violent personality in this intense character study.” For fans of Ruth Ware and Patricia Highsmith. (Thriller — 11/15/2017)

YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts (9781432844035). In her newest work, the stunning beginning to an epic hardcover trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves an enthralling saga of suspense, survival, and the journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives. Reminiscent of Stephen King’s The Stand those of us in the office who have read the Advance Reading Copy have loved it! (Core — 12/6/2017)

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