Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bookworm

FICTION

HOUNDED TO DEATH by Rita Mae Brown: Jane Arnold searches for the links between the death of handler Mo Schneider, who was found shot after the Mid-America Hound Show, her friend and popular veterinarian Hope Rogers, and the disappearance of a wealthy pet food manufacturer, which happened during the Virginia Hound Show.

TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve: When a sex scandal breaks out at a New England boarding school, a videotape triggers the involvement of men, women, and teenagers, including the headmaster, a young boy who made a mistake, and his mother, while everybody looks for a person to blame.

WHERE ANGELS GO by Debbie Macomber: Angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy return to Earth to perform Christmas miracles for an elderly man who wants to know his wife will be taken care of after his death, a young woman who is afraid to risk her heart a second time, and a little boy who longs for a dog.

SABRINA by Lori Wick: Sabrina Matthews, rescued from a life of prostitution in 1880 by police officer Danny Barshaw and his wife Callie, who led her to belief in Christ, decides to leave Denver behind and make a new start in Montana Territory.

WHEN THE SOUL MENDS by Cindy Woodsmall: Two years after leaving her Amish community, Hannah Lapp finds herself returning to help her sister who is suffering from a mental condition and facing the same problems she left, including her father's disapproval and her former fiancé.

THE YEAR OF FOG by Michelle Richmond: Photographer Abby Mason's happy anticipation of a life as a wife and stepmother comes to an abrupt end when Emma, the six-year-old daughter of her fiancé Jake, disappears at the beach while in her care.

ELIZABETH & LEICESTER by Sarah Gristwood: Examines the unusual relationship between Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley, describing his devotion to her as advisor and unofficial consort, and Elizabeth's rage when he finally remarried.

NONFICTION

KNITTED BEADED JEWELRY by Ruth Herring: How to make stylish and fun projects using a combination of knitting and beading with a variety of materials, from yarn and cotton to beads, sequins and wire. Each project is fully illustrated with step-by-step drawings.

CONTEMPORARY SHEDS by Philip Schmidt: A full-color, illustrated guide to building sheds, with complete plans for twelve projects including a hobby studio, playhouse, and garden outbuilding.

FRAKTUR by Ruthanne Hartung: The Pennsylvania Dutch are noted for the beautiful hand-lettered and designed documents known as fraktur. These include birth and marriage certificates, family trees, bookplates, awards, and house blessings.

ROADS TO QUOZ by William Least Heat-Moon: A travelogue that explores the small towns of America, revealing their depth and character as part of the nation.

THE ASSASSIN’S ACCOMPLICE by Kate Clifford Larson: Chronicles the alleged involvement of Mary Surratt in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

THE LAST LINCOLN CONSPIRATOR by Andrew C.A. Jampoler: Despite all that has been written about the April 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the story of John Surratt--the only conspirator who got away.

THE DEATH OF RAYMOND YELLOW THUNDER by Stew Magnuson: The long-intertwined communities of the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation and the bordering towns in Sheridan County, Nebraska, mark their histories in sensational incidents and quiet human connections, many recorded in detail here for the first time.

1 comment:

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