Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The Long Fall by Walter Mosely: Leonid McGill, an old school, African-American private investigator in Manhattan, makes the decision to stop taking on shady jobs, but the case of a high-paying client complicates his commitment to go straight.

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini: Bonnie Markham, her divorce pending and her quilt shop out of business, accepts an offer from her friend Claire to help run a quilting retreat at a bed and breakfast in Hawaii where she learns the quilting traditions of the islands, but her idyll is threatened by her estranged husband's demand for her share in the Elm Creek Quilts cooperative.

A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters: Amelia and Emerson Peabody, having agreed to accompany Major George Morley on an expedition to Palestine in search of the Ark of the Covenant, hope to be reunited with their son, Ramses, while on their trip, but information uncovered by Ramses while working on a dig in Samaria puts his life in danger and the Peabodys must ban together in order to save him and prevent a holy war.

Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers: Marta Schneider, hoping to prove her father wrong in his prediction that she will never be more than a servant, leaves her home, but she must make many sacrifices when she marries Niclas Waltert and begins her own family, and in her efforts to make her children strong, finds herself behaving more like her abusive father than her loving mother.

Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke: Hannah Swensen has her hands full trying to prepare for a three-day fundraising event that includes being a magician's assistant for the talent show; but when the show's host and former love interest, Professor Bradford Ramsey, turns up dead, Hannah finds herself pouring through a list of possible suspects.

The Pall Bearers by Stephen J. Cannell: Detective Shane Skully revisits the orphanage where he was raised in order to investigate the murder of the home's director, the only one to ever take in interest in Shane when he was a child.

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde: Eddie Russett, who belongs to the low-level House of Red meets Jane, a Grey Nightseer from the dark, unlit side of the village, who shows Eddie that not everything in the world is as good as he perceives.

The Plain Sense of Things by Pamela Carter Joern: A collection of interwoven stories that recount the struggles of three generations of a western Nebraska family, exploring how love, hope, and sorrow kept the family together in times of tragedy and need.

This Time Together by Carol Burnett: Comedian Carol Burnett shares the story of her show business career, tells of some of the people she met throughout her years in the business, and discusses the support she received from family members, the cast of her long-running television show, and her audience.

Oprah by Kitty Kelly: A comprehensive biography of American author, producer, and television celebrity Oprah Winfrey, examining her upbringing, education, philanthropic work, and rise to fame as an icon of American culture.

Hungry Girl 1-2-3 by Lisa Lillien: Contains more than two-hundred easy-to-prepare recipes that are low in calories and fat grams, including appetizers, main dishes, snacks, desserts, and more.

Here You Have My Story by Richard E. Jensen: The book describes life on the early Plains in the words of those who came to settle in the rugged region. Originally published by the Nebraska State Historical Society between 1885 and 1919, these stories provide surprisingly accurate recollections of events and life on the Great Plains, with a focus on Nebraska.

The Politician by Andrew Young: An account of Senator John Edwards' campaign for the U.S. presidency by Edward's longest-serving aide, Andrew Young, which describes the presidential hopeful's rise and the scandal that ruined his career.

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