What’s new in bookstores this week

Posted Monday, Jun. 23, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon will talk about and sign Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, the eighth in her bestselling “Outlander” series, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Dallas Museum of Art Arts & Letters Live event. Tickets (including the book) are $66 for the event at the First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 1928 Ross Ave.; 214-922-1818. Outlander will get its television debut at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 on Starz.

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

•  The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) — The author may not be a Southerner by birth, but she’s earned honorary citizenship thanks to her bestselling novels set there ( And Then I Found You, Driftwood Summer). Her latest (picked by Southern Living as its first “Official Beach Read of the Summer”) features socialites Eve and Cooper Morrison, the perfect couple with a rock solid marriage in Savannah, Ga. But that all comes crashing down one night, leaving Eve to search for the truth amid all the secrets and lies.

•  The Farm by Tom Rob Smith (Grand Central Publishing, $26) — The bestselling author of 2008’s Child 44 (the film adaptation will be released in October) returns with another twisty-turny, who-do-you-believe psychological thriller. Daniel believes his father and mother are happily retired in Sweden until a call from his father: “Your mother’s not well” — she’s delusional and has been committed to a mental hospital. She escapes and meets Daniel in London to tell her son a very different side of the story. Which parent is Daniel supposed to trust — or believe?

•  Terminal City by Linda Fairstein (Dutton, $27.95) — The bestselling crime novelist, a former assistant district attorney in New York City, offers the 16th in her series featuring Alexandra Cooper, an assistant DA in Manhattan. Fairstein uses iconic New York landmark Grand Central Terminal as the backdrop for this thriller. Alex and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are pursuing an elusive killer, whose calling card is carving railroad tracks into his victims’ bodies. The audiobook (Penguin Audio, $39.95) is narrated by Fairstein regular Barbara Rosenblat.

— Celeste Williams

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