Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hush by Kate White: Lake Warren, in the middle of a custody battle with her estranged husband, has a one-night stand with her colleague, Dr. Keaton, and wakes to find he has been murdered, forcing her to lie to the police while trying to figure out the identity of the real killer.

The Killing Edge by Heather Graham: Chloe Marin receives a ghostly visit from a young swimsuit model that has disappeared and uses her experience as a psychologist and police consultant to help find the girl's killer and bring him to justice before he is able to strike again.

Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock: Rachel Watkins runs a boardinghouse, while raising her orphaned niece. Her older sister, Alice, lost her husband, Mason, in WWI, and then died the day Charlotte was born. Years later, Rachel is trying to save their home from a banker, keep her uncle in line, and fend off the advances of a boarder. Charlotte finds an ill hobo. Rachel brings him to the house, and is stunned when she finds out who he is.

The Treaberry Strangler by Laura Childs: Theodosia, a tea shop owner, discovers the body of Daria, who ran a coveted map shop, on the street at the close of the Dickensian evening, and Detective Tidwell suspects the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia.

Sixty Days and Counting by Kim Stanley Robinson: With the climate rapidly changing, newly elected President Phil Chase decides to focus his administration on the problem of global warming and appoints Charlie Quibler and Frank Vanderwal, who foiled a conspiracy to steal the election from Chase, to head the team of scientists working on a solution.

A Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher: The High Lord of Kalare launches a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who must enlist the help of the High Lord of Aquitaine and Tavi of Calderon in order to defeat his enemies.

Hero at Large
by Janet Evanovich: Ken Callahan stops to help single mom Chris Nelson with her car not realizing his life is about to take a drastic change, with broken bones, a bruised heart, a Zamboni, and a meddlesome Aunt Edna all in the mix.

Shattered Dreams by Irene Spenser: Irene Spencer provides an account of her experiences after following what she believed was God's leading to marry her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron at the age of sixteen, becoming his second wife, and discusses their life after a government raid on their fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village, forced them to flee to Mexico where they lived in squalor until she was able to take her children and make an escape to the outside world.

American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson: Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood.

The Secret Halocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister: Contains transcripts of documents and diaries kept by Nonna Bannister, a woman born into a wealthy family in the Ukraine whose life changed dramatically when the Nazis invaded Russia during World War II and she was transported to Germany to work as a slave laborer.

It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump by John O’Hurley: Actor John O'Hurley shares anecdotes about dogs and the life lessons that have come from his experiences of owning canines as pets.

The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin: A guide on how to start a craft business, with tips and guidelines from do-it-yourself insiders on basic business practices, marketing, making connections online through blogs and social media, craft fairs and selling online, and other related topics.

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by the government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEF and eventually moving to the United States.

The Liberators by Michael Hirsh: Draws on interviews with more than 150 soldiers to recount the experiences and impressions of the Americans who liberated the Nazi death camps at the end of World War II, describing the atrocities they witnessed and the lasting impact the experience had on their lives.

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