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Fresh Picks Fresh Picks - October 2007
October 2007
Volume 2 Issue 10

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  October! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Linda Nichols',  In Search of Eden You'll find it in the Downloadable Audiobooks category.


by Mark Billingham

From critically acclaimed author Billingham comes this original sixth novel. The hunt for the missing son of a former high-ranking police officer leads Detective Inspector Tom Thorne into a grisly maze of past cases and past lives. And if he is not careful, he too will wind up dead and buried.



The CleftThe Cleft
by Doris May Lessing

In this fascinating and beguiling novel, Lessing envisions a mythical society free from sexual intrigue, jealousy, and petty rivalries--essentially, a society free from men. Lessing confronts the troublesome particulars of how gender affects every aspect of existence.




by Kevin Patterson

A penetrating portrait of generational divisions and cultural dissonance, this novel illuminates how the tenuous bonds of friendship, love, and family fly apart--and the unexpectedly tender ways in which survivors carry on.



Patriot ActsPatriot Acts
by Greg Rucka

It begins with a shocking betrayal, a brutal ambush, and a murder. Atticus is about to discover that hes been falsely identified as one of The Ten--a short list of the most wanted assassins in the world. And to survive, he is going to have to become exactly what they are accusing him of being.





For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their RevolutionsFor Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions
by James R. Gaines

In a single, thrilling narrative, this book tells the story of the American and French Revolutions--and their leaders--and shows just how deeply intertwined they actually had been. Gaines provides fascinating insights into George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette and their personal transformations.


The GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares That Go with ItThe GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares That Go with It
by Tom Callahan

Perhaps the most inside book ever written on the NFL, "The GM" uses unprecedented access to the New York Giants senior deal-maker, Ernie Accorsi, to deliver the biography of a job--a position that is arguably the games most critical.



Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries That Ignited the Space AgeRed Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries That Ignited the Space Age
by Matthew Brzezinski

For the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, the artificial satellite launched by the Russians in 1957, Brzezinskis book vividly recounts the true story of the birth of the space age in dramatic detail, bringing it to life as never before. 



Ultralongevity: The Seven-Step Program for a Younger, Healthier You

Ultralongevity: The Seven-Step Program for a Younger, Healthier You
by Mark Liponis

Dr. Mark Liponis of Canyon Ranch offers a powerful approach to fighting illness; ultraprevention is an integrated and holistic medical approach focused on maintaining good health and preventing disease.





Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: The First Dixie Hemingway MysteryCuriosity Killed the Cat Sitter: The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery
by Blaize Clement

Both a cozy mystery for animal lovers and a hard-boiled whodunit about human corruption, Clement's Florida pet-sitter Dixie Hemingway, is not to be outdone by a gritty Abyssinian cat.  Complete with twists and turns this is one feisty mystery.



Dark Celebration: A Carpathian Reunion

Dark Celebration: A Carpathian Reunion
by Christine Feehan

For the first time, all the inhabitants of Feehan's Carpathian legend reunite for a celebration of sensual adventure, undying passion, and astonishing fantasy.



Love, Magic, and Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a DifferenceLove, Magic, and Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a Difference
by Bernie Seigel

In his newest book, this husband of more than 50 years--father of five children, and grandparent of eight--shares the gems garnered from his practice and his own family life.



In Search of EdenIn Search of Eden
by Linda Nichols

Miranda begins various adventures, but when reality begins to tarnish her dreams, she gives up. Joseph North, the chief of police in Abingdon, Virginia,  becomes suspicious of the new woman in town, and discovers she has no history.  In Search of Eden is a story about law and grace, about forgiveness and redemption, about finding joy and rest in a broken world.






When Day Breaks: A Novel of SuspenseWhen Day Breaks: A Novel of Suspense
by Mary Jane Clark

From "New York Times" bestselling author Clark comes this spellbinding tale of murder, intrigue, and suspense set within the glamorous, super competitive, high-stakes world of network news.




High ProfileHigh Profile
by Robert B. Parker

The murder of a controversial talk-show host puts Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight. When the body of a young woman is discovered a few days later, Stone is thrust into a mystery when the medical examiner reveals a heartbreaking link between the two victims.




by Danielle Steel

Four sisters, one Manhattan apartment, and a tumultuous year of loss and discovery are at the heart of Steel's latest novel about a remarkable family, a heartbreaking tragedy, and what happens when four very different women come together as one.




The Blue ZoneThe Blue Zone
by Andrew Gross

The #1 bestselling co-author of "Judge & Jury" and "Lifeguard" makes his sensational solo debut in a hot-wired tale that combines the breakneck pacing of James Patterson and the emotional resonance of Tami Hoag.





Acts of NatureActs of Nature
by Jonathon King

Award-winning author King returns with a new thriller featuring private eye Max Freeman and Detective Sherry Richards. The isolation the two seek in the Florida Everglades becomes a deadly enemy as undesirables invade the area and Max and Sherry must escape before its too late.



Soul CatcherSoul Catcher
by Michael C. White

A moving epic of a slave catcher and a young woman on the run.  This will rank with others as the best of Civil War-era novels.




The Secret Lives of the Kudzu DebutantesThe Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes
by Cathy Holton

It has been more than a year since the indomitable trio from Holtons hilarious "Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes" exacted sweet, merciless revenge upon their cheating husbands. But the repercussions are still palpable throughout Ithaca, Georgia, when the women decide to reunite.



The Septembers of Shiraz

The Septembers of Shiraz
by Dalia Sofer

Set in Tehran during the aftermath of the 1979 revolution, this understated, beautifully told literary debut follows the Amin family as they cope with their fathers false imprisonment for spying.



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