March Adult Hot Titles

By Amanda Holman | January 19 2018 | Adult

We’ve got a month chock-full of exciting titles this March! The One World One Book pick — The Boat People by Sharon Bala — publishes on March 27th, and we can’t give it enough praise! We also have new titles by Tom Rachman and Elizabeth George. See the rest of the books not to miss below.

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The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood
978-1-5247-6143-1
Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself.
$19.99 US | $25.99 CAN
Mar 27, 2018
6-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter
World

A Novel*
978-0-525-57435-4
From the critically acclaimed author of Dear American Airlines, a profound new novel about a paralyzed young man's unexplainable recovery--a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life
$18.00 US
Mar 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Hogarth
World
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Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
978-1-5247-9765-2
Part of the "Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi" program, Star Wars: Phasma will reveal the origins of the mysterious chrome stormtrooper.
$7.99 US
Mar 06, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-7/8
Mass Market Paperback
480 Pages
Del Rey
World
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978-0-525-61847-8
The official novelization of the highly anticipated movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, coming to theaters nationwide December 15, 2017.
$17.99 US
Mar 06, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Del Rey
World
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A Jane Hawk Novel
978-0-525-61848-5
Fiction's most relentless, resourceful new heroine--rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk, the country's #1 fugitive--tracks an unthinkable conspiracy at the malign nexus of technology and power. "Gripping... The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds.... Koontz rocks it again."--Associated Press on the New York Times bestselling Jane Hawk novel, The Silent Corner.
$7.99 US
Feb 27, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-7/8
Mass Market Paperback
656 Pages
Bantam
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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978-0-525-57601-3
Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet's moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one's self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged with the heartbreak of a broken home and the complexity of a rich cultural background, yesterday i was the moon stands out from the Insta-poetry crowd as a collection worth keeping.
$14.99 US | $19.99 CAN
Mar 27, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-1/4
Paperback
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter
World

A Novel
978-0-385-54402-3
Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war reaches Vancouver's shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the "boat people" are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks—and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada's national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son's chance for asylum.     Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer, Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan Canadian who reluctantly represents the refugees; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan's fate as evidence mounts against him, The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis.
$17.00 US
Mar 27, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
352 Pages
Doubleday
World except Canada
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Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change
978-0-375-71524-2
From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before.
$18.00 US
Mar 20, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Pantheon
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978-0-525-43338-5
A revealing memoir of Colombian television journalist Virginia Vallejo's affair with the "King of Cocaine," notorious Medellín drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
$16.95 US
May 29, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
480 Pages
Vintage
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

978-0-525-56289-4
Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man's violent quest for vengeance.
$10.95 US | $14.95 CAN
Mar 20, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
112 Pages
Vintage
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
978-0-525-55902-3
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.
$18.00 US
Feb 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
576 Pages
Viking
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978-0-525-55908-5
“An exotic touch of intrigue arises in THE ITALIAN TEACHER . . . deliciously ironic and deeply affectionate.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post   A masterful novel about the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of The Imperfectionists.Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear's genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father's attention--first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father's biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy--and make his own mark on the world. With his signature humanity and humor, Tom Rachman examines a life lived in the shadow of greatness, cementing his place among his generation's most exciting literary voices.
$15.00 US
Feb 27, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
352 Pages
Viking
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A Lynley Novel
978-0-525-95434-7
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in England
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
Mar 20, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
704 Pages
Viking
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Navigate Your Way to the Best Education
978-0-670-01672-3
An essential book for parents to help their children get the education they need to live happy, productive lives from The New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Creative Schools
$26.00 US | $35.00 CAN
Mar 13, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Viking
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-0-525-53513-3
Everywhere, waters are rising--and that's just the beginning of the world's peril unless the NUMA crew can beat the clock in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestseller from the grand master of adventure.An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power--and in the process displace as many as a billion people.A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.
$18.00 US
Mar 13, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
416 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons
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978-0-525-53514-0
Isaac Bell may be on the hunt for the greatest monster of all time in the newest action-adventure novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author Clive Cussler.The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna was not alone in her fate--petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.And the patterns go beyond the physical resemblance of the victims--there are disturbing familiarities about the killings themselves that send a chill even through a man as experienced with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.
$8.99 US
Feb 27, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-3/4
Mass Market Paperback
400 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Stories
978-1-5247-4329-1
An astonishing fiction debut from a UC Irvine MFA graduate and recent contributor to The New Yorker.Bewitching and playful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope, love, and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses. Just because Jenny was born without a head doesn't mean she isn't still annoying to her older brother, and just because the Man of the Future's carefully planned extramarital affair ends in alien abduction and network fame doesn't mean he can't still pine for his absent wife. Romping through the fantastic with big-hearted ease, these stories cut to the core of what it means to navigate family, faith, and longing, whether in the form of a lovesick kraken slowly dragging a ship of sailors into the sea, a small town euthanizing its grandfathers in a time-honored ritual, or a third-grade field trip learning that time travel is even more wondrous--and more perilous--than they might imagine.Andreasen's stories are simultaneously daring and deeply familiar, unfolding in wildly inventive worlds that convey our common yearning for connection and understanding. With a captivating new voice from an incredible author, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover uses the supernatural and extraordinary to expose us at our most human.
$17.00 US
Feb 27, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
240 Pages
Dutton
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Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life
978-1-5247-4328-4
New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan examines the phenomenon of luck--and discovers the exciting ways you can grab opportunities and make luck for yourself every day. After spending a year researching and experiencing gratitude for The Gratitude Diaries, Janice Kaplan is back to tackle another big, mysterious influence in all our lives: luck. And this time she's joined on her journey by coauthor Dr. Barnaby Marsh, a renowned academic who guides her exploration. Together they uncover the unexpected, little-understood science behind what we call "luck," proving that many seemingly random events are actually under your--and everyone's--control. They examine the factors that made stars like Harrison Ford and Jonathan Groff so successful, and learn the real secrets that made Kate Spade and Warby Parker into global brands. Using original research, fascinating studies, and engaging interviews, Kaplan and Marsh reveal the simple techniques to create luck in love and marriage, business and career, and health, happiness, and family relationships. Their breakthrough insights prove that all of us--from CEOs to stay-at-home moms--can tip the scales of fortune in our favor. Through a mix of scientific research, conversations with famous and successful people--from academics like Dan Ariely and Leonard Mlodinow to actor Josh Groban--and powerful narrative, How Luck Happens uncovers a fascinating subject in accessible and entertaining style.
$18.00 US
Mar 06, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
352 Pages
Dutton
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978-0-525-53627-7
"Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark." --Stephen KingA tense and gripping reimagining of one of America's most fascinating historical moments: the Donner Party with a supernatural twist.Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos. They cannot seem to escape tragedy...or the feelings that someone--or something--is stalking them. Whether it's a curse from the beautiful Tamsen Donner (who some think might be a witch), their ill-advised choice of route through uncharted terrain, or just plain bad luck, the ninety men, women, and children of the Donner Party are heading into one of one of the deadliest and most disastrous Western adventures in American history. As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains...and whether the evil that has unfolded around them may have in fact been growing within them all along.Effortlessly combining the supernatural and the historical, The Hunger is an eerie, thrilling look at the volatility of human nature, pushed to its breaking point.
$16.00 US
Mar 06, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
384 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back
978-0-525-53643-7
New York Times Bestseller and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer presents a new guide to getting what you want in life and business--to stop making excuses so you can get back to winning.During his many years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and star of the Paramount Network's hit show Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer has witnessed the destruction that results when people bullsh*t themselves. Excuses are the root cause of nearly every business and personal problem, but fortunately, Jon knows how to fix your excuse habit for good.This book is almost as good as having Jon in your face on Bar Rescue, telling you the hard truths you've been avoiding. Don't Bullsh*t Yourself! is Jon Taffer's brutally honest, no-nonsense guide to help you kick those excuses to the curb. If you can stop bullsh*tting yourself and address your real issues, you will gain the power to turn your life around completely.Taffer breaks excuses down into six major categories, illustrating them with real-life examples such as Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor of a SEAL team mission in Afghanistan who barely escaped Taliban territory, and Christine King, founder and CEO of Your Best Fit, who, despite being paralyzed in a horrific boating accident, went on to build a successful fitness company. These inspiring stories, combined with Taffer's own experiences, will give you the confidence to identify and face your own excuses head-on. It's Taffer Time! Time to stop bullsh*tting yourself and start crushing it!
$17.00 US
Mar 13, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
224 Pages
Portfolio
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A Novel
978-1-5247-4383-3
"In her astonishing thriller, Sarah Sparrow has joined the ranks of Shirley Jackson and Stephen King. A warning: there is no safe place to read this book." –David Cronenberg   Terrifying, thoroughly original and hauntingly written, A Guide for Murdered Children is a psychological thriller—and otherworldly surprise.   We’ve heard it said that there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to briefly return, inhabit adult bodies and wreak revenge on the monstrous killers who stole their lives?   Such is the unthinkable mystery confronting ex-NYPD detective Willow Wylde, fresh out of rehab and finally able to find a job running a Cold Case squad in suburban Detroit. When the two rookie cops assigned to him take an obsessive interest in a decades-old disappearance of a brother and sister, Willow begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is afoot. And when he uncovers a series of church basement AA-type meetings made up of the slain innocents, a new way of looking at life, death, murder—and missed opportunities—is revealed to him.   Mystical, harrowing and powerfully moving, A Guide for Murdered Children is a genre-busting, mind-bending twist on the fine line between the ordinary… and the unfathomable.
$17.00 US
Mar 20, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
400 Pages
Blue Rider Press
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How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
978-1-5230-9396-0
"The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. It's all about putting other people first." - from the foreword by John MaxwellWe've all seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way: servant leadership. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners--prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders--who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model. Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
$26.95 US | $35.95 CAN
Mar 06, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
288 Pages
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
World

978-1-4262-1898-9
For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, this brilliant book from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small.
$30.00 US | $40.00 CAN
Mar 06, 2018
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
240 Pages
National Geographic
World except UK/Ireland

978-1-5067-0572-9
A retrospective exploration of the galaxy's most lovable video game heroes--Ratchet and Clank!
$39.99 US | $53.99 CAN
Jul 24, 2018
9 x 12
Hardcover
248 Pages
Dark Horse Books
World

978-1-61695-965-4
Intertwining elements of suspense and Murakami-esque magical realism, Singaporean novelist Clarissa Goenawan's award-winning literary debut opens with a murder and shines a spotlight on life in fictional small-town Japan.
$12.00 US
Mar 20, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Soho Press
World
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978-1-61655-847-5
Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are proud to present the third installment of their bestselling World of Warcraft Chronicle series!
$39.99 US | $53.99 CAN
Mar 27, 2018
9 x 12
Hardcover
184 Pages
Dark Horse Books
World