Friday, May 14, 2010

New Releases: 5/8/10-5/14/10

This week, I'm most excited about:

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
Release Date: May 11, 2010

(from Barnes and Noble) Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.

Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.

Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.
Sounds interesting, no? I always love contemporary fiction that can really capture the relationships people have, so I'm excited to see what this book is like.

Other recent releases (links go to Amazon page):

Adult Fiction

Fever Dream (Special Agent Pendergast Series #10) by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston
My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliviera

Adult Nonfiction

WAR by Sebastian Junger

Young Adult Fiction

Jump by Elisa Carbone
For the Win by Cory Doctorow
The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum

What are you excited about this week?


  1. Hey there - just hopping by on the blog hop! Stop by The Wormhole

  2. Hi, I'm visiting from the Hop. Have a great weekend!

    from Une Parole

  3. I'm so excited about Heart of the Matter too. I logged into my library account and saw it's in transit to my branch for me and now it's all I can think about!

    (Found you through the hop)