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Fresh Picks
July 2007
Volume 2 Issue 7

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  July! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Stephan Talty's,  Empire of Blue Water. You'll find it in the Audiobooks category.



 

Shell Game

Shell Game
by Sarah R. Shaber

Shaber's newest entry in a clever academic series follows Simon Shaw, forensic historian, who encounters his oldest corpse yet. When his friend--archeologist David Morgan--is murdered, Simon is convinced that David was caught between factions wanting control of the bones.

 


 

The Canyon of BonesThe Canyon of Bones
by Richard S. Wheeler

With the trapping trade on the decline, mountain man Barnaby Skye takes work as a guide in the river valleys. Mercer, Skye's guest and English tabloid reporter, insists on taking a "trophy" from sacred grounds--a tooth from a dinosaur-like fossil, that nearly costs them their lives.

 

 

No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year

No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year
by Virginia Ironside

This wonderfully astute novel based on the author's own experiences is the funny--and often poignant--fictionalized diary of an older woman . . . a decade or two past her prime and content to leave it all behind her.

 

 

The Other Side of YouThe Other Side of You
by Salley Vickers

In distinctive, graceful prose, Vickers explores the ways both love and art can penetrate the complexities of the human heart, to invade and change our being, and the possibilities of regeneration through another's vision and understanding.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Sail Into Your Dreams: 8 Steps to Living a More Purposeful Life

Sail Into Your Dreams: 8 Steps to Living a More Purposeful Life
by Karen Mehringer

"Sail into Your Dreams" is the perfect book for anyone who's ever asked, Is this all there is to life? Unsatisfied with her busy life in Seattle, Karen Mehringer embarked on a six-month, life-changing ocean odyssey toward the joyful, fulfilling life she had always wanted.

 

Secrets Can Be Murder: What America's Most Sensational Crimes Tell Us about OurselvesSecrets Can Be Murder: What America's Most Sensational Crimes Tell Us about Ourselves
by Jane Velez-Mitchell

A respected television news journalist dissects the nations most fascinating recent trials and court cases, unearthing the disturbing secrets of criminals and victims and revealing how little separates a so-called normal life from that of a sociopath.

  

Thinking about Tomorrow: Reinventing Yourself at MidlifeThinking about Tomorrow: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife
by Susan Crandell

From the founding editor of "MORE" magazine comes an inspiring and useful look at how yesterday's Baby Boomers are becoming today's adventurous midlife pioneers.

 

 

The Everything Pirates Book: A Swashbuckling History of Adventure on the High Seas

A swashbuckling history of adventure on the high seas. Colorful characters, breathtaking adventures and tales of hidden treasure.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Key Lime Pie Murder

Key Lime Pie Murder
by Joanne Fluke

Hannah Swensen discovers Willa Sundquist dead alongside an upended key lime pie, but who would want to kill Willa--a junior college teacher and fellow baking contest judge--and why?

 

 

Before I WakeBefore I Wake
by Dee Henderson 

Sheriff Nathan Justice loves the town he serves. Founded by his family generations before, Justice, Illinois, is mostly a peaceful place. But the tranquility has just been shattered.

 

 

The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved

The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved
by Matthew Kelly


The "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Rhythm of Life" brings a timely approach to the subject of relationships, revealing a seven-level process that creates strong bonds, deep contentment, and lasting connection.

 

The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!

The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
by Tim Harford

Harford ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and of course the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, health care providers, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets.

 


 

 

 

 

GhostwalkGhostwalk
by Rebecca Stott

A stunningly original display of scholarship centering around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott uncovered involving Newtons alchemy, her novel is a rare debut that will change the way many readers think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself.

 

The Secret Magdalene

The Secret Magdalene
by Ki Longfellow


This radical retelling of the greatest story ever told brings Mary Magdalene to life--not as a prostitute or demon-possessed--but as an educated woman who was truly the "apostle to the apostles."

 

 

Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloo

Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
by Stephan Talty

Awash with bloody battles, political intrigue, and an incredible epoch-ending natural disaster, this is the real-life story of Henry Morgan, the legendary pirate of the Caribbean. 
 

 

Sheer Abandon

Sheer Abandon
by Penny Vincenzi

Three young women met at the start of their student travels; one of them abandoned a baby girl at Heathrow a year later. Kate, now a beautiful teenager, sets out to find her birth mother--a quest that unexpectedly brings the women together and exposes this long-buried secret. 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

The Descendants

The Descendants
by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Narrated in a fearless voice full of bold hilarity and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, this is a stunning debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy.

  

 

Consequences

Consequences
by Penelope Lively


The Booker Prize-winning authors first novel since "The Photograph" is a powerful story of growth, death, and rebirth and a study of the previous century--its major and minor events, its shaping of public consciousness, and its changing of lives.

 

 

Stormy WeatherStormy Weather
by Paulette Jiles

From the author of the critically acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller "Enemy Women" comes an eagerly anticipated, stirring work of fiction set against the dark days of the Great Depression.

 

 

The Archivist's StoryThe Archivist's Story
by Travis Holland

In the recesses of the infamous Lubyanka prison, a young archivist is sent to authenticate an unsigned story confiscated from one of the political prisoners there. Holland has woven a tale of Pavel's private act of courage in a story of suspense, courage, and unexpected avenues of grace.

 

 

 
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