New Releases Out Tuesday

July 12, 2009

"Best Friends Forever"

Jennifer Weiner (Atria, $26.99)

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were supposed to be best friends forever until the drama and popularity contests of high school got in the way. Fifteen years later, Val is a local celebrity and Addie is a frumpy homebody, but a strange crime in their small hometown in Illinois compels them to reunite and figure out where they went wrong, reconciling the friendship along the way.

"Rain Gods"

James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $25.99)

Sheriff Hackberry Holland, a Korean war veteran, is thrust back into the life he tried to escape when nine Thai women are found massacred and buried behind a church in a small Texas town. It's up to Holland to find and punish whoever is responsible for the brutal murders while protecting a young Iraq veteran, Pete Flores, and his girlfriend from a myriad of vicious criminals.

"The Road to Woodstock"

Michael Lang (Ecco, $29.99)

You've heard the songs, seen the video clips and read the articles, but you've never seen Woodstock like this. For the first time Michael Lang, the musical genius behind possibly the most memorable moment in music history, gives an in-depth look at the complex process of creating and executing Woodstock, with anecdotes from the music legends themselves.

"Last Light Over Carolina"

Mary Alice Monroe (Pocket, $25)

Thirty-three years ago Bud and Carolina Morrison began a wildly passionate affair, but now too-long separations, financial crises and failed attempts to communicate have all but destroyed their marriage. One day captain Morrison takes his fishing boat out to sea knowing a storm is brewing, and separately the two reflect on how their love began and how to get back there before it's too late.

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