Monday, April 26, 2010

Recommended Reads: Hush

Recommended Reads: Hush by Kate White (MYS WHI)

Lake Warren takes a job as a marketing consultant for a fertility clinic in New York. Lake is going through a divorce and custody battle. She has a one night stand with Dr. Keaton--who is murdered. How will Lake prove she isn't a murderer, fight a custody battle, and keep her job at the fertility clinic? This thriller proves to be a quick read and a compelling page-turner.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Recommended Reads: Fireworks Over Toccoa

Recommended Reads: Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff (FIC STE)

This is a great book from a first time author. Set in Georgia near the end of World War II, Southern belle Lily awaits the return of her husband who she hasn't seen in three years. One day, she meets Jake, a pyrotechnics specialist and soon Lily is torn between her husband Paul and her love for Jake. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County and The Notebook, this love story is a perfect light read.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Recommended Reads: Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African Childhood

Recommended Reads: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller (BIOG FUL)

This compelling autobiography opens with Alexandra's mother warning her six year old daughter not to startle her parents while they are sleeping because "We might shoot you . . . by mistake." Alexandra's parents sleep with loaded guns by the bed because they are white farmers living in Rhodesia during the civil war between the black natives and the white colonial rulers. In vivid language, Alexandra describes her childhood in southern Africa, a place she loves despite its harshness. Surrounded by war and domestic chaos, Alexandra (nicknamed Bobo by her family) grows up and creates her own identity while never ceasing to love her unusual parents and her homeland. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is moving book that will especially appeal to readers who love autobiographies.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Recommended Reads: Alice I Have Been

Recommended Reads: Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (FIC BEN)

Curious about the real Alice in Wonderland? This entrancing novel brings to life the girl (and woman) behind the story. Narrated in the first person by Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the book recounts her life from her childhood in Oxford (where she forms a friendship with Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll) through a romance with Queen Victoria's youngest son, and later marriage and motherhood. Her struggle to forge her own identity beyond that of Carroll's Alice is a gripping one. A wonderful blend of literary mystery, romance, and coming of age story, Alice I Have Been is an enthralling tale.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

New March Fiction

The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler
King, Ship, and Sword by Dewey Lambdin

Christian Fiction
Letters to God by Patrick Doughtie
Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze
Take Three by Karen Kingsbury
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers

General Fiction
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
Losing Charlotte by Heather Clay
Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
Solar by Ian McEwan
Game Over by Fern Michaels
Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
The Long Way Home by Robin Pilcher
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
So Much For That by Lionel Shriver
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Big Girl by Danielle Steel
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson

Historical Fiction
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett
Red Inferno 1945 by Robert Conroy
The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Horns by Joe Hill

From the Grounds Up by Sandra Balzo
The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match by Carrie Bebris
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen
The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
False Mermaid by Erin Hart
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell
Our Lady of Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin
Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
Known to Evil by Walter Mosley
The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read
Grey Matters by Clea Simon
The Bad Kitty Lounge by Michael Wiley
The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool by Richard Yancey

Out of Body by Stella Cameron
Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr
Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
Wedding Season by Katie Fforde
Down River by Karen Harper
What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill
Here Comes Trouble by Donna Kauffman
Steamed: a Steampunk Romance by Katie MacAlister
The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
Shattered by Karen Robards
Big Jack by J.D. Robb

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Spellwright by Blake Charlton
Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
Warriors by George R.R. Martin
Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley
The River Kings' Road: a novel of Ithelas by Liane Merciel
Stealth (Star Wars: Clone Wars) by Karen Miller
Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Secret of the Dragon by Margaret Weis

Short Stories
Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith

Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
The Moses Stone by James Becker
Capitol Betrayal by William Bernhardt
The Pallbearers by Stephen J. Cannell
Caught by Harlen Coben
Clean Kill by Jack Coughlin
The Cold Room by J.T. Ellison
Hell Gate by Linda A. Fairstein
Final Target by Steven Gore
Money to Burn by James Grippando
Deception: an Alex Delaware novel by Jonathan Kellerman
If the Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr
Down to the Wire by David Rosenfelt
Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
Blood Vines by Erica Spindler
Live to Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub
Once a Spy by Keith Thomson
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Hush by Kate White
Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne White

Married on Mondays by Honeyb
Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It by J.D. Mason