What’s new in bookstores this week

Posted Sunday, May. 25, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:

•  Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston (Random House, $26) — The award-winning Texas author (the short-story collection Corpus Christi: Stories) sets his debut novel in Southport, a small town near Corpus. It has been four years since Justin Campbell, at age 11, went missing, leaving his family — father, mother, younger brother and grandfather — emotionally gutted and searching for answers. Then, suddenly, he’s back. But it’s not necessarily a happy ending as grief and guilt linger as the family tries to rebuild after such a horrifying event.

•  The Three by Sarah Lotz (Little, Brown and Co., $26) — The award-winning author’s latest novel shouldn’t be recommended reading for those with a fear of flying. Four nearly simultaneous commuter plane crashes happen on the same day (dubbed Black Thursday) on four continents with four survivors — three children and a woman who dies after leaving a cryptic warning on her phone. Are these miracle children or harbingers of the “end of days”? The audiobook, from Hachette Audio ($30), is narrated by actors Andrew Wincott and Melanie McHugh.

•  The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry (Ballantine Books, $27) — The bestselling author returns for the ninth novel in his Cotton Malone series, featuring the former Justice Department agent who can’t stay retired. He’s tasked with solving a puzzle that involves the U.S. Constitution, Abraham Lincoln and the Mormon church. Intrigued? The audiobook, from Random House Audio ($32), is narrated by actor Scott Brick. Berry will discuss his book at an Authors Live! event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane; 214-521-3111.

— Celeste Williams

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