Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bookworm

Fiction
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis: A fictionalized account of the life of Catherine de Medici, wife to King Henry II and mother-in-law to Mary, Queen of Scots that examines the darker aspects of Catherine's life, including her desperate acts to win her husband's love and bear his children.

Missing Mark by Julie Kramer: When Riley tries to find out the story behind a "Wedding Dress for Sale, Never Worn" sign and the missing groom, her TV station boss doesn't think it will help the ratings. Riley has other neighborhood problems and discovers a startling motive for the groom disappearing.

Rain Gods by James Lee Burke: Hackberry Holland takes the sheriff job in a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border hoping he can leave his past behind and lead a quiet life, but the discovery of nine illegal aliens who were brutally murdered ruins any chance of peace.

Open Season by C. J. Box: Joe Pickett, a rookie game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, decides to investigate when he finds a local hunting outfitter dead in his woodpile, and believes the murder is linked to the discovery of an endangered species which would derail plans by InterWest to build a natural gas pipeline across the state.

Black Order by James Rollins: The elite scientists of Sigma Force race to crack the ultimate mystery of mankind in a quest that will save or destroy the human race.

Confessor by Terry Goodkind: As the world is overtaken by evil, never to be the same again, wizard Richard Rahl struggles with guilt over the sin he cannot confess to his wife, Mother Confessor Kahlan, who has lost all her memories.

Defector by Daniel Silva: Gabriel Allon resumes his honeymoon only to learn from British Intelligence that the man who saved his life, Grigori Bulganov--a defector and former Russian intelligence officer--has vanished, and Gabriel is determined to keep the promise that he made, despite the risk of losing that which he values most.

Nonfiction
Lighten Up! By Loretta LaRoche: A humorous and informative book disclosing the wisdom Loretta has accumulated through her expertise as an international stress consultant, former aerobics instructor and owner of a wellness center. Her secrets for reducing weight and stress might surprise you.

Luther North Frontier Scout by Jeff O’Donnell: The true story of how the Old West scouts made frontier railroads and settlement possible.

Glenn Beck's Common Sense: Glenn Beck draws on Thomas Paine's original "Common Sense" to encourage Americans to protect the civil liberties and freedoms Thomas urged people to fight for more than two hundred years ago.

Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert: Actress Melissa Gilbert chronicles her life, discussing what it was like to be raised in a prominent Hollywood family, her years on "Little House on the Prairie," relationship with Michael Landon, battles with addiction, marriages, poor self-esteem, and eventual acceptance of herself and her past.

The Library by Stuart A. P. Murray: The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era.

Eat This Not That: Super Market Survival Guide by David Zinckenko: Provides nutritional facts for thousands of foods found in the supermarket; and suggests healthier alternatives.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey: Presents advice that lets women inside the male mindset to reveal answers about spotting the right kind of man for a relationship, with questions to ask and tips about how to determine whether a man is independent, trustworthy, and mature.

1 comment:

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