Monday, September 22, 2008

September 16, 2008 Book Worm

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September 16, 2008

FRANKLIN & LUCY by Joseph E. Persico: Persico examines the relationships that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had with several women in his life including Lucy Rutherfurd, Eleanor, and his mother.

THE NINEINSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF THE SUPREME COURT by Jeffrey Toobin: Draws on interviews with the nine justices of the Supreme Court to offer an inside look at the Court's complex dynamic and the changes that may be in store for key issues, including abortion, civil rights, and presidential power, after the 2008 presidential election.


CARELESS IN RED by Elizabeth George: Grieving after the murder of his wife, Detective Thomas Lynley spends weeks hiking the coastline. Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. It becomes apparent that a killer is at work and Lynley is a witness and possibly a suspect.

SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY’S by James Patterson: Jane Margaux has an imaginary friend when she is very young and lonely. He is handsome, comforting, funny and perfect. When she is in her 30's and a success, she is still lonely. Then she meets a man -- handsome, comforting, funny, and perfect.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL by James Rollins: Indy is captured by Russian soldiers lead by a sinister, but stunning, colonel as they invade U.S. soil in search of a valuable relic. Indy turns the tables on them and narrowly escapes death, but is thought to be a spy and is fired from his job. Suddenly he is pulled back into the action when a colleague is kidnapped and Indy ends up in the Amazon in a rematch with the Russian colonel.

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL by Stephen King: Emily starts running after the sudden death of her baby. Soon she runs from everything to a shack on the beach. One day she sees something in the driveway of a neighbor and he is willing to kill to protect his secret. The only thing that may save her is her legs.

THE FRONT by Patricia Cornwell: Investigator Win Garano is sent by D.A. Lamont to a declining neighborhood to come up with a "drama" as part of a new public relations campaign. Garano is skeptical because the town is a home base for a loose association of municipal police called the FRONT.

SKELETONS AT THE FEAST by Chris Bohjalian: In the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives to escape the Third Reich and reach the British lines. Anna, a Prussian aristocrat, Callum a prisoner of war and Manfred a Wehrmacht corporal (or escaped Jew) is tested in love, friendship and survival.

THE LADY ELIZABETH by Alison Weir: Depicts the early life of young Elizabeth Tudor, who would grow up to become England's most intriguing and powerful queen.

A PRISONER OF BIRTH by Jeffrey Archer: Danny Cartwright is arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But he didn't do it and no one believes him but his girlfriend, Beth. Everyone underestimates Danny's determination to see revenge and Beth's relentless quest to pursue justice.

AN UNEXPECTED SONG by Iris Johansen: Jason is looking for a star singer for his new play and finds the perfect woman in Daisy. But, Jason is being stalked by a killer and Daisy decides to save him, putting her in danger and Jason tries to save her.

DAKOTA by Martha Grimes: Andi Oliver, amnesiac and drifter, is still running from the memory of an occurrence in a bed-and-breakfast. She invents her past as she travels through Idaho, Montana and North Dakota. After she gets a job at a pig farm, she discovers truths about the operation. Then a stranger shows up demanding answers of which she has no memory.

NOTHING TO LOSE by Lee Child: Jack Reacher proves the truth of the old adage about the dangers of a man with nothing to lose when he walks the twelve miles between the towns of Hope and Despair looking for a cup of coffee only to encounter hostility, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on.

PLAGUE SHIP by Clive Cussler: Juan Cabrillo and his crew discover a cruise ship with hundreds of bodies on its deck. As he tries to find the cause, he and the only surviving passenger barely escape with their lives. Cabrillo finds himself plunged into an intricate, perilous and monstrous mystery.

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