Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The Fall of the Templars by Robyn Young: Set in 1295 AD, Will, a Knight Templar, returns from the Holy Land to Paris and finds out there is another war to fight that he doesn't believe in and his own country of Scotland needs defending.

Land of the Marvels by Barry Unsworth: In 1914 Mesopotamia, British archaeologist Somerville, working at the site of an Assyrian palace, encounters problems with an American businessman, who is posing as a geologist and has ulterior motives for being in the country, and an Arab confidence man who also has a stake in the land.

The Associate by John Grisham: A dark episode from college haunts Kyle McAvoy's future after he graduates from Yale and takes a shady job at a large law firm where his new employer blackmails him into unethical work, which includes a scheme that could put Kyle in jail or even get him killed.

Bright Futures by Stuart M. Kaminsky: Lew Fonesca uses his expertise in criminal investigation to help a young man accused of murdering an older man and a performer of children's songs who is being accused of being a sexual predator, and rediscovers some of the happiness he lost when his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos: The three grown Jones children are forced to return to their childhood home upon the death of their father, which forces them to revisit memories of their mother, Hope Jones, whose tragic death has impacted each of their lives greatly.

Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann: Badly shaken after the loss of one of their own, the men and women of Troubleshooters Inc. go up against their most deadly opponents yet, the clandestine organization called The Agency.

The Centurian's Wife by T. Davis Bunn: Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage, is forced into a marriage with Alban, a Roman
Centurion; but when he is asked to find the truth behind rumors of a political execution
gone awry, Alban's career, beliefs, and his life are put at risk.

The Steam Tractor Encyclopedia by John F. Spalding: Here is the first-ever thorough history of the steamers packed with more than 400 super-rare photographs and brochures that have taken years to collect.

Nothing to Fear by Adam Cohen: A revealing account of the critical first days of FDR's presidency, during the worst moments of the Great Depression, when he and his inner circle launched the New Deal and presided over the birth of modern America.

The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough: By weaving together the multigenerational stories of the state's four wealthiest oil fortunes, Burrough has produced an enthralling tale of money, family, and power in the American century.

Family of Secrets by Russ Baker: This book goes deep behind the scenes to deliver an arresting new look at George W. Bush, his father George H. W. Bush, their family, and the network of figures in intelligence, the military, finance, and oil who enabled the family’s rise to power.

Get Over Yourself by Patti Novak: The book will show you how to fix what needs to be fixed, reach your core, and identify who you are and what you want in a partner.

The New Codependency by Melody Beattie: Discusses codependency, misconceptions about codependency, twenty-first-century changes in codependent behaviors, and suggestions to overcome; examines resentment, narcissism, and the role of the victim; and describes activities to beat specific behaviors.

It Happened on the Santa Fe Trail by Steve Glassman: From episodes in Missouri and Kansas to Colorado and New Mexico, twenty-nine events that shaped America's famous frontier trail.

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