Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Books, Books, and ....... more books

After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.
With bridal magazines to her credit, Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera-ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced her first family with a second, and now her mother, moving onto yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac's foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he's stable, and he's safe. He's even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There's something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother's phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends-and business partners-Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories...

How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army during the Civil War, it is a question his commanders have already answered for him--on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle in New Orleans, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After his harrowing mission, Jacob recruited to pursue another enemy agent, the daughter of a Virginia family friend. but this time, his assignment isn't to murder the spy, but to marry her.

Based on real personalities such as Judah Benjamin, the Confederacy's Jewish secretary of state and spymaster, and on historical facts and events ranging from an African American spy network to the dramatic self-destruction of the city of Richmond, All Other Nights is
a gripping story of men and women driven to limits of loyalty and betrayal. It is also a brilliant parable of the rift in America that lingers a century and a half later: between those who value family and tradition first, and those dedicated, at any cost, to social and racial justice for all.

New Arrivals:
The Best of East Texas (bk.3), by Bob Bowman
Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead, by Charlaine Harris
Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton
Gift of Grace, by Amu Clipston
Growing up Again, by Mary Tyler Moore
Havah, by Tosca Lee
Hidden, by Sheeley Shepard Gray
Home Safe, by Elizabeth Berg
I'll Scream Later, by Marlee Matlin
Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin
Loitering with Intent, by Stuart Woods
Long Lost, by Harlan Coben
Might as well laugh about it now, by Marie Osmond
Nightwalker, by Heather Graham
On a Someday, by Roxanne Henke
Prayers for Sale, by Sandra Dallas
Priceless Memories, by Bob Barker
Promises in Death, by J.D. Robb
Pursuit, by Karen Robards
Ratio:the secret codes behind craft of everyday cooking, by Michael Ruhlman
The Servants' Quarters, by Lynn Freed
The Slobbering Love Affair, by Bernard Goldberg
Staying Home is a Killer, by Sara Rosett
Wanted, by Shelley Shepard Gray
Yesterday's Embers, by Deborah Raney

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Arrivals

     Miss Beaumont is about to become a teenager. As if that prospect weren't scary enough, thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy strikes--and with one brother whocauses hurricanes and another who creates electricity, it promises to be outrageous...and positively thrilling.

     But just before her big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. Suddenly, Mib's dreams of X-ray vision disappear like a flash of her brother's lightening: All she wants now is a savvy that will save Poppa. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get that powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus, with her siblings and the preacher kids in tow. But whenthe bus starts heading in the wrong direction only one thing is certain: After this extraordinary adventure, not a soul on board will ever be the same.

In 2008 an extraordinary two-minutefilm clip appeared on YouYube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young menand their pet lion, Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free's George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful home in the wild.
A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia in 1969, bought the boisterous lion cub in the pet department of Harrods. For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London's King's Road, where the charsmatic and intelligent Christian qiuckly became a local celebrity, cruising the streets i the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at a local restaurant, even posing for a fashion advertisement. But the lion cub was growing up--fast--and soon even the walled church garden where he went for exercise wasn't big enough for him. How could Ace and John avoid having to send Christian to a zoo for the rest of his life? A coincidental meeting with English actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of the hit film Born Free, led to Christian being flown to Kenya and plced under the expert care of "the father of lions," George Adamson. Incredibly when Ace and John returned to Kenya to see Christian a year later, they received a loving welcome from their lion, who was by then fully integrated into Africa and a life with other lions.
Originally publishedin 1971, and now fully revised and updated with more than fifty photographs of Christian from cuddly cub in London to magnificent lion in Africa.

New Books

Blood and Sand, by Damien Graves
Cat Lady, by Damien Graves
Crispin the Cross of Lead, by Avi
Deadly Catch, Damien Graves
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney
End Game, by Damien Graves
Good Masters Sweet Ladies Voices from a medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz
Handle With Care, by Jodi Piccoult
Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
Gouse in the Night, by Susan Marie Swanson
I Can See You, by Damien Graves
Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein
Man of Bones, by Rick Riordan
Midnight Library Liar, by Damien Graves
My Friend Rabbit, by Eric Rohmann
One False Move, by Gordon Korman
Shut Your Mouth, by Damien Graves
Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse, by Judy Schachner
Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
Sword Thief, by Peter Lerangis
Voices, by Nick Shadow
Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring into Reading with these Releases!

     A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel- an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.
     Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics-their passion for the same woman-that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flle his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him-nearly destroying him- Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.

The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch

All the Colors of Darkness, by Peter Robinson
Among the Mad, by Jacqueline Winspear
Black Olives, by Martha Dudman
Corsair, by Clive Cussler
Cream Puff Murder, by Joanne Fluke
Dare to Die, by Carolyn Hart
Death of a Witch, by M.C. Beaton
Dog On It, by Spencer Quinn
Eggs in Purgatory, by Laura Childs
Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy
Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
Don't Look Twice, by Andrew Gross
Girl She Used to Be, by David Cristofano
Lethal Legacy, by Linda Fairstein
Life Sentences, by Laura Lippman
Little Giant of Aberdeen County, by Tiffany Baker
Love Mercy, by Earlene Fowler
Manna from Hades, by Carols Dunn
Murder on the Rocks, by Karen McInerney
Night and Day, by Robert B. Parker
The Second Opinion, by Michael Palmer
Shatter, by Michael Robotham
Stiffs and Swine, by J. B. Stanley
Still Life, by Joy Fielding
True Colors, by Kristin Hannah
What I Did for Love, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
While My Sister Sleeps, by Barbara Delinsky
The Women, by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Very Valentine, by Adriana Trigiana

Beach Dreams, by Trish Perry
Blue Heart Blessed, by Susan Meissner
Castles in the Sand, by Sally John
Controlling Interest, by Elizabeth White
Hannah Grace, by Sharlene MacLaren
Last Mango in Texas, by Ray Blackston
Let Them Eat Cake, by Sandra Byrd
Long Journey Home, by Sharlene MacLaren
Mending Places, by Denise Hunter
Par for the Course, by Ray Blackston
Petticoat Ranch, by Mary Connealy
She's in a Better Place, by Angela Elwell Hunt
Sticks and Stones, by Susan Meissner
Surrender Bay, by Denise Hunter
Time to Gather, by Sally John
Until We Reach Home, by Lynn Austin
Wagered Heart, by Robin Lee Hatcher
Widows and Orphans, by Susan Meissner