In the book, two men meet three years after a counter-terrorist operation goes terribly wrong. Together they decide to tell the truth about what really happened, exposing a shocking cover-up that has the potential to topple governments.
A Delicate Truth is also our top pick in mystery this month! Read our review on BookPage.com here.
Watch the book trailer by Viking:
Are you a le Carré fan? What do you think of A Delicate Truth?
After the second world war's end, baseball players left the trenches for the baseball field and the modern era of baseball began. Players like Jackie Robinson emerged as one of baseball's greatest players while established players like DiMaggio, Williams and Feller returned to the sport.
Robert Weintraub, author of The House that Ruth Built, returns to the subject of baseball, shedding light on an era that new generations of baseball fans never experienced and will doubtless be fascinated by.
The Victory Season serves as a great kick off to the spring baseball season and may also make an interesting gift for fathers and husbands as Father's Day approaches.
Read our review here and watch the book trailer put out by Hachette:
Are you a baseball fan? Will you read The Victory Season or give it as a gift?
From He's Just Not that Into You to Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, women have gotten a lot of advice about how to deal with men.
But I doubt that any other relationship book has had a cuter book trailer than Get the Guy by Matthew Hussey.
These first grade girls are adorable, and great actresses too!
Lines like "Maggie, You are a beautiful, strong-willed, independent girl and if Johnny doesn't see that, it's his loss" sound funny coming from such a young girl's mouth but I've probably said something similarly cliched to some of my friends. It makes me wonder, do I sound just as silly as they do?
Watch the book trailer that already has almost 2 million views on Youtube:
Are these girls not so cute? What are you reading today?
The book takes place in the summer of 1961 in New Bremen, Minnesota and chronicles the tragic events that pulls a young boy's family apart and jump starts his transition into adulthood.
Writing with aching clarity, Krueger deftly shows that even in life’s moments of unimaginable sadness there is beauty to be found. Don’t take the title too literally, for Krueger has produced something that is anything but ordinary.
What do you think of William Kent Krueger's departure from mystery to more literary fiction? Will you add Ordinary Grace to your reading list?
Adam Roberts, the self-taught cook behind amateurgourmet.com, has hung out with 50 of America's best chefs to learn their secrets and adapt their recipes, resulting in his book, Secrets of the Best Chefs.
What I like most about Roberts' book is it, as our reviewer says, "gives you access to the wisdom and knowledge that will make you confident in the kitchen and ready to find and trust your own inner chef."
Here's the book trailer featuring Roberts:
Are you ready to find and trust your inner chef? Will you read Secrets of the Best Chefs?
Oak Ridge, Tennessee didn't exist until the American government bought land in the hills of Tennessee in 1942. Soon, 75,000 people were living and working in Oak Ridge, many of them young women just out of high school recruited to help in the war effort. No one knew exactly what they were working on until the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Then they were told the truth: they had been enriching uranium for the atomic bomb.
Although most women never dreamed of staying on in Oak Ridge, many married and settled there. These women provided author Denise Kiernan with an oral history of their part in the war effort and their ambivalent feelings about what happened that she records in The Girls of Atomic City.
Read our review in BookPage here and watch an interview-style book trailer with Denise Kiernan about The Girls of Atomic City:
Will you read The Girls of Atomic City? Do you think the government could keep such a big secret like the Manhattan Project today?
Our top pick in fiction this month is Teddy Wayne's novel The Love Song of Jonny Valentine. Jonny Valentine is a Bieber-esque 11-year-old thrust into a world of fame and fortune, who puts on a packaged face for his fans, but yearns to find his absent father and to be loved by his manager-mother just as much as any other kid his age.
Wayne explains his motivation for writing a book about tween fame in an interview with BookPage:
When my first novel, Kapitoil, came out in 2010, I experienced what most writers go through: a feeling of vulnerability that something you’d worked on in private for so many years was now out there for the public and critics to dissect. I started wondering how people who experience real fame handle it. It seemed even more mind-boggling that a teenager could manage the rigors of celebrity. [Justin] Bieber seems very poised and capable; I imagined what it might be like for someone even younger and with a less hardy constitution to negotiate a global spotlight.
Will you read The Love Song of Jonny Valentine? What do you think about teenage fame?
When Becky Aikman's husband died, she was not ready to be a widow, and certainly not ready to give up on finding happiness again like some of the widows she had met.
Aikman decided to form a group of widows like her—determined to to move forward—and she writes about their experiences in her memoir, Saturday Night Widows. She and five other widows met together once a month for a year on Saturday nights, sharing meals and going to art museums. Most importantly, they learned how to live on after the worst thing they thought could happen to them, happened.
Read our review at BookPage.com and watch the interview-style book trailer:
Will you read Saturday Night Widows? What are you reading today?
After working in advertising for 17 years, it's no wonder that John Kenney's first novel is about a guy who works in advertising, or that his hilarious book trailer centers around a focus group.
Kenney's character, Fin Dolan, is an almost-40-year-old advertising agency copywriter who just recently broke off his engagement and is tasked with producing a Super Bowl commercial for the world’s first biodegradable diaper.
And watch the funny trailer in which the author makes a cameo appearance:
What are you reading today?
Lissy Ryder was the "it girl" in high school, but her adult life is taking a turn for the worse. Her high school boyfriend, now husband, is leaving her; her growing waistline can no longer be attributed to water weight; and her high school reunion is just around the corner.
Lissy arrives at the reunion expecting to be worshiped like in her glory days. Instead, she finds that she is hated by everyone, her old enemies and friends alike. If only she could go back in time and fix things.
What follows is a journey of self-discovery as Lissy gets a chance to do what many of us probably wish we could do: relive high school with a little more maturity and a little less "mean girl" attitude.
Look for our Q&A with Lancaster in our February edition of BookPage and watch the fun book trailer from Penguin:
Who were you in high school—the queen bee like Lissy Ryder, a nobody or maybe somewhere in between?