THE MOST FRIGHTENING
NOVEL OF THE SUMMER
A crowded plane lands on the
runway of JFK in New York
City. As it is taxiing to its gate,
something strange happens.
Something evil and deadly.
Something unexplainable. While
the plane comes to a complete
halt and all lights inside go dark,
and the ground crew scrambles
to investigate, no one knows that
a war has begun and humanity’s
days on earth may be numbered.
From the creative genius of
director Guillermo del Toro (the
inventive mind behind Pan’s
Labyrinth), along with bestselling H ardcoveronsale June2
author Chuck Hogan, comes the
most haunting, eerie and compelling suspense story of the year,
The Strain ( William Morrow). e threat of vampirism is no longer
looming over mankind … it’s here, and it’s growing. New York is
not safe, and now neither is the rest of the world, in what’s sure to
be one of the biggest books of the summer.
OU T OF
A DEATH TRAP
Nobody does legal
thrillers like Phillip
expert author of
and Proof Positive
returns with Fugitive
of Charlie Marsh, an
ex-con who’s on the ru n
for his life. Marsh has
angered all the wrong
people, including the
leader of Batanga, the
African county he fled
to after getting out of pri son.
Hunted by the law, by pol iticians and by
a ruthless foreign mercen ary, Marsh is steps away
from death at all times— son.
liticians and by
ary, Marsh is steps away H ardcoveron
alone—without anyone s ale June2
to trust in the explosive n ew thriller Fugitive.
In 1963 Sylvia Plath wrote the de nitive
autobiographical novel, a richly woven
tapestry of one woman’s descent into
madness. Based on her own outlook
on life, The Bell Jar (HarperPerennial)
outlines her existence in the New York
magazine publishing industry. More than
that, though, it de ned a generation and
became one of the most respected pieces
of literature of the last half century.
on sale early June
Jodi Picoult is famous for her thought-p rovoking, smartly written stories of
m odern life, with all its joys and travails.
I n The Pact (HarperPerennial), she tackles
h er toughest topic yet: the unknowably
d ark, secret lives of two forlorn teenagers.
T heir parents are best friends, so Emily
G old and Chris Harte have known each
o ther all their lives. But one tragic night,
E mily and Chris carry out an unspeakable
s uicide pact that leaves one of them dead
a nd the other with a horrifying burden.
C an life ever carry on after this? Jodi P aperback
on sale early June
P icoult examines the biggest questions of
life and death to see if hope can truly survive.
Before Barbara Kingsolver dazzled the world with her bestsellers We all know the story of Moby-Dick, one crazed captain’s epic quest to
The Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer, she made her debut nd a killer whale. What’s not explained in the classic novel, though,
w ith the brilliant The Bean Trees
( HarperPerennial). Taylor Greer leaves is the story of the woman whom Captain
A hab left onshore. She had her own
her native Kentucky for a new life out incredible journey as well, and it’s one
west. She has no particular destination that author Sena Jeter Naslund unveils
in mind, but it doesn’t matter: Life has in Ahab’s Wife (HarperPerennial). Una
a way of lling in the blanks when you Spenser is the narrator of this winding,
throw caution to the wind. For Taylor, that mesmerizing tale of a determined woman
includes unexpectedly having to care who weaves her way through life in the
for someone else’s daughter and forging early 19th century with dignity, grace and
a new beginning in Tucson, Arizona. fortitude. A strong-willed woman who
The Bean Trees is a heartfelt, touching isn’t afraid of anything, Una is a hard-and incredibly funny novel from one of working and hard-loving character who
Paperback America’s favorite authors. P aperback never gives up.
on sale early June on sale early June
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