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Recent Additions: Fiction 2/27/2009
One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel – A chance encounter with a British actor changes the life of family black sheep Coco Barrington.
Shannon by Frank Delaney – Robert Shannon still suffers from shell shock, legacy of his years as a WW I Marine chaplain. In the summer of 1922, he flees the corruption of Boston to find his soul in Ireland.
Love Mercy by Earlene Fowler – Love Mercy Johnson, recently widowed and still mourning, has been estranged from her grandchildren for years. That all changes when 18-year-old granddaughter Rett pops in unexpectedly. Rett’s nursing a broken heart of her own. Together Love and Rett try to heal old hurts while facing new family crises.
Fiction: Mystery and Suspense
Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child – Paleoecologist discovers huge frozen animal which is far too dangerous ever to be revivified – so of course he brings it back to life.
Night and Day by Robert B. Parker – Jesse Stone is busy with voyeurs and girl’s underwear – but it’s more serious than it sounds.
Death of a Witch by M. C. Beaton – When Catriona Beldame moves into Lochdubh she promptly enchants all the local men. All except Hamish Macbeth, of course. When Catriona’s murdered, Hamish becomes prime suspect…and victim of her afterworldly curse!
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon by Nancy Atherton – Lori Shepard’s quiet English village is overrun by a rowdy Renaissance festival. Mayhem follows, and Aunt Dimity’s advice is sorely needed.
Promises in Death by J. D. Robb – In the newest thriller from the year 2060, Eve Dallas tracks down a cop killer. Is Eve next on his list of victims?
Best of the Improv
Miracle at St Anna
World Series 2008
02/28/09 - 13:29:00 - Librarian -
Recent Additions: Fiction 2/20/2009
Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors – A literary novel in which Japanese and American survivors of a torpedoed WW II hospital ship must live together on a deserted island.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese – This debut novel received very good reviews. It’s a saga of love, medicine, family, Africa and America. The author’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly; he can write.
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy – Heartwarming story of a committed doctor establishing a much-needed heart clinic in Ireland while coping with her two difficult daughters and her demanding ex-husband.
Irish Tweed by Andrew Greeley – Nualla Anne McGrail is determined to protect her family from looming danger.
Irreplaceable by Stephen Lovely – When archaeologist Alex Voorman’s wife is killed by a reckless driver, Alex donates her heart. A year later, see where Alex, the recipient of the heart, and the driver are headed. This first novel is described as ‘tender” and “wise.”
While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky – Molly struggles with her sister Robin’s sudden illness as Delinsky explores another family in times of trouble.
Fiction: Mystery and Suspense
Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear – Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and sometime sleuth in 1931 London, becomes entangled in a threat against the Home Secretary.
Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow – Kate Shugak, Alaskan PI extraordinaire, investigates murder in a gold mining town.
Boca Nights by Steven M. Forman – Forman’s first mystery has been compared to the work of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. Eddie Perlmutter, a decorated superhero of a Boston cop, can’t handle Boston winters anymore at his age, so he takes his arthritic knees off to sunny Boca. Mayhem ensues.
The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer – Medical mystery in which one woman, a dedicated doctor working among the poor, takes on a conspiracy of rich, powerful doctors who may have been behind the “accident” that threatens her father’s life.
The Lost Witness by Robert Ellis – LA police detective Lena Gamble (City of Fire) returns in a new police procedural.
Above the Law by Tim Green – This legal thriller set in Texas features Casey Jordan (The Letter of the Law) revealing the truth about the “hunting accident” that killed a powerful Senator.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Henry James Collection (The American; Portrait of a Lady; The Spoils of Poynton; The Golden Bowl; The Wings of the Dove)
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
The Associate by John Grisham
02/21/09 - 13:06:00 - Librarian -
Recent Additions: Fiction 2/12/2009
Fiction: Mystery and Suspense
The Associate by John Grisham (lawyers)
The Silent Man by Alex Berenson (spies)
A Darker Domain by Val McDermid (psychological suspense)
The Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker (modern Western suspense with Deputy Sherriff Charlie Hood)
Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein (lawyers)
Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey (the Serge series – if you like Dexter, try this)
Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (NYC detectives)
Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockman (Troubleshooters, Inc series)
Bones of Betrayal by Jefferson Bass (Body Farm)
Bloodprint by Kitty Sewell (psychological suspense)
Revelation by C. J. Sansom (historical mystery)
Murder at the Academy Awards by Joan Rivers with Jerrilyn Farmer (‘nuf said)
Batter Off Dead by Tamar Myers (Pennsylvania cozy)
Fed Up by Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant (cozy with recipes)
The Women by T. C. Boyle (Frank Lloyd Wright)
Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper (yes, that Shakespeare)
Fool by Christopher Moore (satirical look at King Lear)
Drood by Dan Simmons (Charles Dickens)
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig (continues the Pink Carnation series, a la Scarlet Pimpernel)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (1940’s Seattle)
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
True Colors by Kristen Hannah
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Addition by Toni Jordan
Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son a graphic novel adaptation by Chuck Dixon, illustrated by Brett Booth
Brideshead Revisited (the recent movie)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (the old movie)
The Pineapple Express
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Rich Brother Rich Sister: Two Different Paths to God, Money and Happiness by Emi Kiyosaki and Robert Kiyosaki
02/14/09 - 13:32:00 - Librarian -
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