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Featured June 6, 2018
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THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware

The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Ruth Ware

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD, THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, and THE LYING GAME comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fourth novel.

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

Mystery [Gallery, On Sale: May 29, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781501156212 / eISBN: 9781501156229]



Featured June 6, 2018
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ROBIN by Dave Itzkoff

Robin
Dave Itzkoff

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed.

But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’s comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent.

Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews – and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

Non-Fiction Biography [Henry Holt & Company, On Sale: May 15, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781627794244 / eISBN: 9781627794251]



Featured June 6, 2018
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PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE by Ellen Hopkins

People Kill People
Ellen Hopkins

Someone will shoot. And someone will die.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun violence and white supremacy in this compelling and complex novel.

People kill people. Guns just make it easier.

A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression?

One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?

Young Adult [Margaret K. McElderry, On Sale: September 4, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781481442930 / eISBN: 9781481442954]



Featured June 6, 2018
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SMALL ANIMALS by Kim Brooks

Small Animals
Kim Brooks

Parenthood in the Age of Fear

"Part memoir, part history, part documentary, part impassioned manifesto...it might be the most important book about being a parent that you will ever read." —Emily Rapp Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Still Point of the Turning World

“A beautifully told, harrowing story…”—Heather Havrilesky

One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America’s culture of fear plays in parenthood. In Small Animals, Brooks asks, Of all the emotions inherent in parenting, is there any more universal or profound than fear? Why have our notions of what it means to be a good parent changed so radically? In what ways do these changes impact the lives of parents, children, and the structure of society at large? And what, in the end, does the rise of fearful parenting tell us about ourselves?

Fueled by urgency and the emotional intensity of Brooks’s own story, Small Animals is a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children. In her signature style—by turns funny, penetrating, and always illuminating—which has dazzled millions of fans and been called "striking" by New York Times Book Review and "beautiful" by the National Book Critics Circle, Brooks offers a provocative, compelling portrait of parenthood in America and calls us to examine what we most value in our relationships with our children and one another.

Non-Fiction Memoir [Flatiron, On Sale: August 21, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781250089557 / eISBN: 9781250089564]



Featured May 16, 2018
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THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan

The Royal We
Heather Cocks

Celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding with this "fun and dishy" (People) royal romance about an American girl finding her prince.

American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall - and Bex who finds herself accidentally in love with the heir to the British throne.

Nick is wonderful, but he comes with unimaginable baggage: a complicated family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a Brit. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex looks back on how much she's had to give up for true love... and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.

New Adult | Romance Contemporary [Grand Central Publishing, On Sale: April 26, 2016, Paperback / e-Book (reprint), ISBN: 9781455557110 / eISBN: 9781455557127]



Featured May 16, 2018
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ROYAL TREATMENT by Tracy Wolff

His Royal Hotness #2

Royal Treatment
Tracy Wolff

What's a crown prince to do with time on his hands? Or better yet, who? It's Prince Garrett's turn to find love in this mouthwatering standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Royal Pain.

Once upon a time I was being groomed to sit on the throne of Wildemar. Now I'm lucky they let me into the palace through the front door. After I was kidnapped and tortured by extremists, my reward upon my release is that nobody trusts me enough to let me be king. And since my twin brother, Kian, has assumed all my responsibilities, I figure why not take over as the black sheep?

But after breaking things off with my betrothed—we never had much chemistry, anyway—and giving the jetsetting playboy lifestyle a try, I'm starting to wonder if I'm cut out for this s***. Then I meet Lola Barnes, a drop-dead gorgeous entrepreneur from the States who's as refreshing as she is feisty.

It's supposed to be a one-night-stand—until the press catches wind of my "new American sweetheart." Trouble is, Lola's no sweetheart. But the more I see our names together in the headlines, the more I find myself craving another taste. . . .

Romance Erotica Sensual | Romance Contemporary [Loveswept, On Sale: April 24, 2018, e-Book, ISBN: 9781101884898 / eISBN: 9781101884898]

As scrumptious as those caramel macarons, what a treat!

As scrumptious as those caramel macarons, what a treat!



Featured May 16, 2018
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MEGHAN by Andrew Morton

Meghan
Andrew Morton

A Hollywood Princess

The #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart.

Women who smash the royal mold have always fascinated the public, from Grace Kelly to Princess Diana. Now acclaimed royal biographer Andrew Morton, the New York Times bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story, brings us a revealing, juicy, and inspiring look at Meghan Markle, the confident and charismatic duchess-to-be whose warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world.

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018.

Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood as her mixed heritage was used against her, her big break in the hit TV show Suits, and her work for a humanitarian ambassador-the latter so reminiscent of Princess Diana's passions. Finally, we see how the royal romance played out across two continents but was kept fiercely secret, before the news finally broke and Meghan was thrust into the global media's spotlight.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton introduces us to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has already had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold.

Non-Fiction Biography [Grand Central Publishing, On Sale: April 17, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781526660718 / eISBN: 9781538747346]



Featured May 16, 2018
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HARRY by Katie Nicholl

Harry
Katie Nicholl

Life, Loss, and Love

On the eve of his wedding comes the most intimate and informative portrait yet of Prince Harry, from royal expert Katie Nicholl, author of the bestselling William and Harry and Kate.

From his earliest public appearances as a mischievous redheaded toddler, Prince Harry has captured the hearts of royal enthusiasts around the world. In Harry, Britain's leading expert on the young royals offers an in-depth look at the wayward prince turned national treasure. Nicholl sheds new light on growing up royal, Harry's relationship with his mother, his troubled youth and early adulthood, and how his military service in Afghanistan inspired him to create his legacy, the Invictus Games.

Harry: Life, Loss, and Love features interviews with friends, those who have worked with the prince, and former Palace aides. Nicholl explores Harry's relationship with his family, in particular, the Queen, his father, stepmother, and brother, and reveals his secret "second family" in Botswana. She uncovers new information about his former girlfriends and chronicles his romance and engagement to American actress Meghan Markle.

Harry is a compelling portrait of one of the most popular members of the royal family, and reveals the inside story of the most intriguing royal romance in a decade.

Non-Fiction Biography [Hachette Books, On Sale: March 20, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781526081292 / eISBN: 9781602865273]



Featured May 16, 2018
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads
#RoyalWedding

ROYAL TREATMENT by Tracy Wolff

His Royal Hotness #2

Royal Treatment
Tracy Wolff

What's a crown prince to do with time on his hands? Or better yet, who? It's Prince Garrett's turn to find love in this mouthwatering standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Royal Pain.

Once upon a time I was being groomed to sit on the throne of Wildemar. Now I'm lucky they let me into the palace through the front door. After I was kidnapped and tortured by extremists, my reward upon my release is that nobody trusts me enough to let me be king. And since my twin brother, Kian, has assumed all my responsibilities, I figure why not take over as the black sheep?

But after breaking things off with my betrothed—we never had much chemistry, anyway—and giving the jetsetting playboy lifestyle a try, I'm starting to wonder if I'm cut out for this s***. Then I meet Lola Barnes, a drop-dead gorgeous entrepreneur from the States who's as refreshing as she is feisty.

It's supposed to be a one-night-stand—until the press catches wind of my "new American sweetheart." Trouble is, Lola's no sweetheart. But the more I see our names together in the headlines, the more I find myself craving another taste. . . .

Romance Erotica Sensual | Romance Contemporary [Loveswept, On Sale: April 24, 2018, e-Book, ISBN: 9781101884898 / eISBN: 9781101884898]

As scrumptious as those caramel macarons, what a treat!

As scrumptious as those caramel macarons, what a treat!



Featured May 9, 2018
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads
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AMERICAN PRINCESS by Leslie Carroll

American Princess
Leslie Carroll

The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

A behind-the-scenes look into the life of Meghan Markle and her romance with Prince Harry—a dishy, delightful must-read filled with exclusive insight for anyone obsessed with the Royal Family

The California Girl Who Stole Prince Harry’s Heart

When Prince Harry of Wales took his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle, to have tea with his grandmother the queen, avid royal watchers had a hunch that a royal wedding was not far off. And that prediction came true on November 27, 2017, when the gorgeous, glamorous twosome announced their engagement to the world. As they prepare to tie the knot in a stunning ceremony on May 19, 2018, that will be unprecedented in royal history, everyone wants to know who exactly is the beautiful American who captured the heart of “the sexy ginger” who has not only been the bad boy of the current generation of Windsors, but the most eligible bachelor in the world

Born and raised in Los Angeles to a white father of Dutch, English, and Irish descent and an African American mother whose ancestors had been enslaved on a Georgia plantation, Meghan has proudly embraced her biracial heritage. In addition to being a star of the popular television series “Suits”, she is devoted to her humanitarian work—a passion she shares with Harry. Though Meghan was married once before, Prince Harry is a modern royal, and the Windsors have welcomed her into the tight-knit clan they call “The Firm.” Even a generation ago, it would have been unthinkable, as well as impermissible, for any member of Great Britain’s royal family to consider marrying someone like Meghan. Professional actresses were considered scandalous and barely respectable. And the last time an American divorcee married into the Royal Family, it provoked a constitutional crisis!

In American Princess, Leslie Carroll provides context to Harry and Meghan’s romance by leading readers through centuries of Britain’s rule-breaking royal marriages, as well as the love matches that were never permitted to make it to the altar; followed by a never-before-seen glimpse into the little-known life of the woman bringing the Royal Family into the 21st century; and her dazzling, thoroughly modern romance with Prince Harry.

Non-Fiction Biography [William Morrow Paperbacks, On Sale: April 24, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062859457 / eISBN: 9780062859440]



Featured May 2, 2018
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins

Royals
Rachel Hawkins

He's no prince but he sure is charming

Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince's roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown- -and the intriguing Miles--might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings her signature humor, love of Americana, and flair for romance to this page-turning Princess Diaries turned-upside-down story.

Young Adult [G.P. Putnam's Sons for Young Readers, On Sale: May 1, 2018, Trade Size / e-Book, ISBN: 9781524738235 / eISBN: 9781524738242]

A Royal Delight!

A Royal Delight!



Featured May 2, 2018
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads
#RoyalWedding

ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins

Royals
Rachel Hawkins

He's no prince but he sure is charming

Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince's roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown- -and the intriguing Miles--might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings her signature humor, love of Americana, and flair for romance to this page-turning Princess Diaries turned-upside-down story.

Young Adult [G.P. Putnam's Sons for Young Readers, On Sale: May 1, 2018, Trade Size / e-Book, ISBN: 9781524738235 / eISBN: 9781524738242]

A Royal Delight!

A Royal Delight!




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As WFAA-TV Literary contributor on ABC Channel 8 in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, Gwen Reyes presents books or other literary news each Wednesday on the 4 pm news cast and during the month on Good Morning Texas. Catch the video of the segments on our YouTube channel.


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