Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
▪ One Mile Under, by Andrew Gross (William Morrow, $26.99) — The bestselling author (Don’t Look Twice) offers the fourth novel in his Ty Hauck series — the first since 2010’s Reckless, featuring the detective-turned-global troubleshooter. In this one, Ty’s goddaughter, Dani, a white-water guide near Aspen, Colo., finds a friend dead in the rapids. Is it an accident or murder? Dani is convinced it’s murder and enlists Ty’s help. It’s a timely tale of fracking versus the environment and big oil versus drought-stricken farmers and ranchers as Ty and Dani unravel the scheme.
▪ A Fine Romance, by Candice Bergen (Simon & Schuster, $28) — More than 30 years after her bestselling memoir, Knock Wood, the actress adds another chapter (and 350 pages and 16 pages of photographs) about her life and career. All the big events are included: her romance with and unconventional marriage to French director Louis Malle; the birth of their daughter, Chloe; her starring role in Murphy Brown (“Mike Wallace in a skirt” and a touchstone for an era); widowhood; remarriage; and aging — not so gracefully, she readily admits.
▪ A Fireproof Home for the Bride, by Amy Scheibe (St. Martin’s Press, $26.99) — It has been 10 years since the author’s debut novel, the acclaimed What Do You Do All Day? Minnesota-born, she stays true to her roots with this coming-of-age story powered by repressed Lutheran sensibilities. Emmy’s future has been predetermined — she was promised at age 12 to a neighbor boy. But in 1958 at age 18, she sees her fiance’s dark side. She leaves that world for independence, a new love and a journalism career. And who knew the KKK was so active in Minnesota?
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— Celeste Williams
Meet the authors
▪ As part of Tarrant County College’s Living Literature Spring 2015 program, author Laura McBride will present and sign her debut novel, We Are Called to Rise, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northeast Campus’ Larry J. Darlage Center Corner in the Student Center Building. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, McBride will hold a writing workshop. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the TCC English Department at 817-515-6406 or 817-515-6423 or the Student Services Office at 817-515-6688.
▪ Author Cynthia Bond, who grew up in East Texas, will talk about and sign her debut novel, Ruby, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dallas Barnes & Noble, 7700 Northwest Highway, 214-739-1124. Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 chose Ruby, originally published in April 2014 and recently released in paperback, as its first pick of 2015.