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Fresh Picks
September 2007
Volume 2 Issue 9

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  September! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Martha Moody's,  The Office of Desire You'll find it in the Fiction category.



 

How to Be Cool

How to Be Cool
by Johanna Edwards

The national bestselling author of "The Next Big Thing" presents her coolest novel yet. Kylie--who was overweight and a self-described nerd--is painfully afraid her past will be discovered. But with the help of her best friend, she's starting to learn that appearances aren't everything.

 

 

How to Talk to a WidowerHow to Talk to a Widower
by Jonathan Tropper

The acclaimed author of "The Book of Joe" and "Everything Changes" tackles love, lust, and loss in the suburbs, in a stunning novel that is by turns heartfelt and riotously funny.

 


 

The Shotgun Rule

The Shotgun Rule
by Charlie Huston 

The first stand-alone thriller by critically acclaimed author Charlie Huston, "The Shotgun Rule" is a raw tale of four teenage friends who go looking for a little trouble and find it.

 


  

The Office of Desire

The Office of Desire
by Martha Moody

From the author of the bestselling novel "Best Friends" comes this smart, touching tale about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others.

 
 
 

 

 

 

Designing Your Second Life: Techniques and Inspiration for You to Design Your Ideal Parallel Universe Within the Online Community, Second Life

Designing Your Second Life: Techniques and Inspiration for You to Design Your Ideal Parallel Universe Within the Online Community, Second Life
by Rebecca Tapley 

Treating Second Life as an experience this book focuses on ways to leverage design in enriching that experience, because that is the key element for creating a memorable and successful parallel universe. 



 

Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA

Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA
by Julia Alvarez

The bestselling author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" explores the phenomenon of the Latina sweet 15 celebration. An enlightening and entertaining portrait of contemporary Latino culture, this title also takes a critical look at the social consequences of the quince parties.



   

The Diet Detective's Count Down: 7500 of Your Favorite Food Counts with Their Exercise Equivalents for Walking, Running, Biking, Swimming, Yoga, and D

The Diet Detective's Count Down: 7500 of Your Favorite Food Counts with Their Exercise Equivalents 
by Charles Stuart Platkin

Platkin, known as The Diet Detective, provides more than 7,500 excercise equivalents for readers' favorite foods. It's dieting made easy, with information readers crave.



  

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for TeensThe 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens
by Sean Covey

The phenomenal bestselling author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" provides in-depth guidance and practical solutions to six major challenges every teenager faces.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Astrid and VeronikaAstrid and Veronika
by Linda Olsson


With extraordinary emotional power, Olsson's stunningly well-crafted debut novel recounts the unusual and unexpected friendship that develops between two women. Set against a haunting Swedish landscape, this is a lyrical and meditative novel of love and loss.

 

 

Tumbling BlocksTumbling Blocks
by Earlene Fowler

Investigating the death of a local socialite, Benni Harper returns in this new edition in the Agatha Award-winning series.

 

  

 

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson

From the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin" comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of this extraordinary human being and great genius.

 

 

  

Hey, Good Looking

Hey, Good Looking
by Fern Michaels

Now in paperback, Michaels's latest "New York Times" bestseller. The face of true love changes in this compelling drama about two families and the strong women who hold them together.

 


 

 

 

 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
by Hilma Wolitzer

For those who loved "The Jane Austen Book Club," award-winning author Wolitzer has written the quintessential summer novel--about friendship, romance, longing, and, especially, the love of good books.

 

 

  

The River Wife

The River Wife
by Jonis Agee

Agee's stunning novel tells the story of Jacques Ducharme, a frontier river pirate, and the five women whose lives he touches.

 

 

   

The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a NationThe Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation
by Sally Jenkins

Jenkins gives this story of unlikely champions an immediacy that serves as an inspiring reminder of the extraordinary things that can be achieved when people set aside their differences and embrace a common purpose. 

 


 

The Late Bloomer's Revolution: A MemoirThe Late Bloomer's Revolution: A Memoir
by Amy Cohen 

In this unforgettable, engaging memoir, Cohen recounts her--seemingly--never-ending search for love, her evolving relationship with her widowed dad, and her own almost unintentional growth as she stumbles through life.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Falling Out of Fashion

Falling Out of Fashion
by Karen Yampolsky

"The Devil Wears Prada" for the "Sassy" generation, this hilarious, candid, and eye-opening novel from Yampolsky--formerly the right-hand to Jane Pratt, founder and editor-in-chief of "Jane" magazine--reveals the backstabbing truth about magazine publishing.

 

  

My Dreams Out in the StreetMy Dreams Out in the Street
by Kim Addonizio

National Book Award finalist Addonizio returns with a transcendent story about the power of love, featuring a beautiful young homeless woman and the husband she believes can make it all better again.

 

 

 

The Accidental Time MachineThe Accidental Time Machine
by Joe Haldeman

From the winner of the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel comes this provocative story of a man who stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime. When a laboratory calibrator turns into a time machine, lab assistant Matt Fuller has nothing to lose by taking the trip himself--or so he thinks.

 


  

Family ActsFamily Acts
by Louise Shaffe
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Louise Shaffer follows her beloved novels "The Three Miss Margarets" and "The Ladies of Garrison Gardens" with an unforgettable tale of poignancy, wit, and high drama.

 

 

 
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