Wanting some books to get you through winter? This February 2012 new book release calendar features the books that people are talking about this month.
'No One is Here Except All of Us' by Ramona Ausubel - February 2, 2012
No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel is about a remote Jewish village in Romania in 1939 that decides to live in a fantasy world in order to avoid the impending doom surrounding them. The book explores history, storytelling, hope and community. It is a big literary debut for 2012.
'A Good American' by Alex George - February 7, 2012
Alex George's debut novel, A Good American, is the story of two American immigrants who came to New Orleans in 1904 and ended up in a small town in Missouri. The story is narrated by their grandson and follows the family through 20th century American history, providing an uplifting family tale.
'The Wolf Gift' by Anne Rice - February 14, 2012
Anne Rice is best known for The Vampire Chronicles, although in recent years her fiction has taken a different turn. Now Rice is tackling werewolves -- creatures second only to vampires in a Twilight/supernatural fiction obsessed culture. Rice's werewolves, however, are sure to be a far cry from Jacob Black.
'The House I Loved' by Tatiana de Rosnay -February 14, 2012
In The House I Loved, Tatiana de Rosnay takes readers to Paris in the 1860s. It is a story of memory, love and change that de Rosnay's fans and those who enjoy historical fiction will be drawn to.
'I've Got Your Number' by Sophie Kinsella - February 14, 2012
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella starts when Poppy Wyatt loses her engagement ring and phone in the same afternoon. When she finds someone else's phone abandoned in a trash can, she decides to use it to report her stolen ring. Little does she know that the new phone will connect her to the owner. A series of text message and e-mail antics follow.
'Lone Wolf' by Jodi Picoult - February 28, 2012
Lone Wolf is the story of an estranged adult child who returns home after his father and sister are in a serious accident. He wants to stop life support to his father so the organs can be donated to his sister, but the decision is complicated by tensions within the family.