New Titles from Bestselling Authors

Many of your favorite authors are releasing new books next month. Whatever your preferences, February will be good month for readers.

Alexander McCall Smith's stand-alone novel "The Forever Girl" tells the story of a young girl who falls in love with her childhood friend and carries her unrequited devotion through adulthood. In a departure from his amusing mystery series, the author presents a moving and melancholy novel about love.

Laura Lippman has written a host of best-selling mysteries, mostly set in Baltimore and many featuring investigator Tess Monaghan. In Lippman's latest, "After I'm Gone," retired Baltimore detective Roberto Sanchez works the 26-year-old murder case of a gambling boss's mistress.

Robin Cook has been called the master of the medical thriller for his skill in combining cutting-edge technology and gripping suspense. In "Cell," a doctor questions the safety of the new iDoc, a smartphone that acts as a personal physician, diagnosing and treating patients.

If you enjoyed the hubbub over Amy Chua's book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," get ready for more controversy over her new book "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America."

--Jennifer A., Headquarters

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