New Releases

Here’s what’s brand new as of today. Blurbs, as usual, provided by the publishers, with the exception of Back of Beyond.



Back of Beyond by CJ Box

CJ Box is the foremost practitioner of the western thriller. In Back Of Beyond, he uses Yellowstone as a hunting ground for a very flawed cop trying to locate and take down a very smart and tough killer. CJ is one of our favorite visiting authors, giving insight into his craft as well as being darn funny. We can’t wait to welcome him back to BookPeople this Friday, August 5th, 7pm to speak about and sign this latest thriller.



Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans by Keith Spera

In Groove Interrupted, Aaron Neville returns to New Orleans for the first time after Hurricane Katrina to bury his wife. Fats Domino improbably rambles around Manhattan to promote a post-Katrina tribute CD. Alex Chilton lives anonymously in a battered cottage in the Treme neighborhood.Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard struggles to translate Katrina into music. With heartache, hope, humor and resolve, each of these contemporary narratives stands on its own. Together, they convey that the funky, syncopated spirit of New Orleans music is unbreakable, in spite of Katrina’s interruption.


Secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kressler

Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe’s death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation.From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time.



I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson

From Stacey D’Erasmo, New York Times Book Review: “I Curse the River of Time is a little like the starker reaches of the West, a little like the stonier shores of Maine, a little like Edward Hopper, a little like Raymond Carver….There is a quality that I can only call charm, or something like charm, to Petterson’s essentially dark and lonely sensibility….It exerts a gravitational pull on the reader.”  A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year


Surf Guru by Doug Dorst

This is a book of brilliant, adventurous stories from award-winning author Doug Dorst, widely celebrated as one of the most creative, original literary voices of his generation-an heir to T.C. Boyle and Denis Johnson, or a Northern Californian Haruki Murakami.

(Join us on Thursday, September 29th, 7p when Doug Dorst is here to speak and sign copies of The Surf Guru.)


Zero History by William Gibson

Hollis Henry, former rock singer turned journalist, has very reluctantly agreed to work for the secretive Belgian finance genius Hubertus Bigend again- only to find herself entangled in a threatening mesh of postmodern marketing, corrupt American military contractors, and belated romance.

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