Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes: A spirit brings an expectancy of change to the residents of a town house, including PR representative Katie, who has just dumped her boyfriend; Lydia, a cab driver trying to figure out what to do about her mother's dementia; a psychic invaded by her foster son; and a newlywed couple.

Worse Case by James Patterson: Rich kids are being snatched off the street and parents can't save them because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price they will pay for his life of luxury. Wrong answers are fatal. Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation.

Poison to Purge Melancholy by Elena Santangelo: Pat Montella is spending Christmas with her boyfriend Hugh and enjoying a Christmas dinner. But, one of the guests becomes gravely ill. Was it food poisoning? Then a ghostly kiss under the mistletoe is Pat's first clue that the old house might be haunted.

The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell: King Alfred is ill and his heir is an untested youth. The Vikings see this as a chance to conquer Wessex. But Uhtred, Alfred's warlord, outwits and defeats them. Tragedy falls upon Uhtred and he joins the Vikings. When the Danes and the Vikings plot to conquer Britain, Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred to help and he can't resist.

The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark: Lucy Ellis is toiling away on an assembly line while dreaming of being a fashion designer. She is about to move, she meets Wyatt Hayes IV. Wyatt is turning Lucy into this year's "it" girl. Later they are at a gala, where they confront society and their feelings for each other.

Burn by Ted Dekker: Janeal Mikkado agrees to help Salazar Sanso recover a vast sum of money from her father in exchange for freedom from her father's Gypsy culture, but when the plan takes a violent turn and Sanso burns the camp to the ground, Janeal is forced to make a decision that will haunt her forever.

Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich: Irene America, having discovered that her husband Gil is reading her diary, begins making things up for him to find, placing their marriage on shaky ground. Gil begins the defining work of his career, and their children suffer the consequences of their parents' failed relationship.

This Book is Overdue! By Marilyn Johnson: Showcases the work of librarians in a variety of fields to examine how, in the early twenty-first century, they still serve as educators, archivists, and curators despite the abundance of digital information available to the general population.

I'm the Greatest Star by Robert Viagas: Here is a survey of Broadway musical theatre stars, telling the life stories of 40 stage stars from Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, and Gwen Verdon, to Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone, and Audra McDonald. The author describes each star's most important stage roles as well as the triumphant, tragic, inspiring, and cautionary tales of how they achieved and maintained their status as top Broadway stars.

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan: Follows the three major food chains that feed humans: industrial, organic, and hunter-gatherer; from the earth to four meals, exploring the ethical and political effects of one's food choices.

Food Rules by Michael Pollan: A guide to health and food that contains rules for eating well, with insights from various ethnic and cultural traditions.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey: Radio host Dave Ramsey explains how to get out of debt and develop a fiscally sensible lifestyle, discussing mortgages, car loans and leases, student loans, life insurance, emergencies, and other related topics and providing charts and work sheets, numerous case studies, and Bible-based guidance.

The New Secret of Style: Learn how to create new looks with the clothes you already own, shop like a professional, play up your figure assets and avoid making mistakes in the dressing room.

The Will and Living Will Toolkit by Daniel Sitarz: This book provides a source of understandable information and forms for preparing estate planning legal forms. The forms and instructions provide a wealth of hands-on tools for preparing customized versions of these important legal forms.

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