Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The Sheen of the Silk by Anne Perry: In thirteenth-century Constantinople, physician Ann Zarides weaves her way through Byzantine society in disguise in an effort to learn why her twin brother, Justinian, had been accused of murdering a nobleman before being exiled to the desert.

Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler: Husband and wife treasure hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo find a World War II U-boat in the swamps in Maryland and end up being pursued by a Russian Persian millionaire who will stop at nothing to get his hands on a bottle the Fargos now hold which was part of Napoleon's Lost Cellar.

Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick: Crime lord Griffin Winters fears he has been hit with the Winters Curse, which brings madness to the Winters man who inherits a magical artifact called the Burning Lamp, forcing Griffin to turn to psychic Adelaide Pyne for help, unaware that Adelaide is hiding the missing lamp.

Caught by Harlan Coben: Reporter Wendy Tynes has made it her mission to bring down sexual predators on national television, but she begins to doubt her instincts after exposing social worker Dan Mercer until she discovers a link between Mercer and Haley McWaid, a seventeen-year-old girl who has been missing for three months.

The Farmer's Daughter by Jim Harrison: Collects three novellas from Jim Harrison, including the title selection, a coming of age story in which a young girl faces the harsh realities of life when her mother leaves; "Brown Dog Redux," in which Brown Dog tries to prevent his adopted daughter from being locked in an institution; and in "The Games of Night," a retired werewolf reflects on his past while he attempts to lead a normal life.

Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay: David Harwood, a reporter in a small town in upstate New York, is diverted from his investigation of a possible scandal related to a local development project when his wife mysteriously disappears while on an outing to an amusement park with him and their young son.

Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington's latest client pulls him into the posh world of high society as Stone helps her locate a missing man whom someone wants dead.

Game Changes by John Heilemann: Political reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin offer a behind the scenes look at the 2008 presidential campaign, discussing how Barack Obama rose from a virtual unknown to win the election, how the relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton shaped her campaign, why McCain chose a novice governor for his running mate, and other related topics.

Someone Will Be With You Shortly by Lisa Kogan: A collection of essays in which Lisa Kogan reflects on the people and events that have shaped her life, her fears and idiosyncrasies, her feelings on politics, marriage, motherhood, and popular culture, and the importance of having fun.

Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People by Elizabeth B. Brown: The book presents real-life anecdotes, short diagnostic tests, and tools to help readers assess their own situation with difficult people, chaotic social situations, and conflict while living confidently and successfully despite the presence of negativity.

Homeschooling for the Rest of Us by Sonya Haskins: Presents advice for overcoming stress, unrealistic expectations, and other challenges faced by homeschooling families. The book is intended for new and experienced homeschoolers and is applicable to a variety of teaching methods.

Michael Jackson: A Visual Documentary: 1958-2009 The Tribute Edition: From the fifties to his death in 2009, it is a complete record of his moves, grooves and music.

Dancing in the Dark by Morris Dickstein: Presents a discussion of various cultural aspects of the Great Depression, including poverty, literature, Broadway musicals, and more, examining the way the arts played a role in alleviating national suffering.

Digital Photography for Absolute Beginners of All Ages by Gavin Hoole: How to master the basics of taking creative photos, editing photos, using your photos, and organizing the photo collection.

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