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Fresh Picks OCLS - Fresh Picks
November 2007
Volume 2 Issue 11

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  November! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Jon Loomis' debut,  High Season You'll find it in the Under the Radar category.



 

 

The Headmaster's DilemmaThe Headmaster's Dilemma
by Louis Auchincloss

Auchincloss returns to the subject of his most famous novel, "The Rector of Justin," the 1964 fictional biography of the feared headmaster at an exclusive New England prep school. This story follows what happens when a schools ideals and founding principles collide with the exigencies of change.

 

 

The Accidental MotherThe Accidental Mother
by Rowan Coleman

From the author of Growing Up Twice, the story of Grace who is stuck in a rut -- sexually as well as career-wise. Confident, bubbly Sasha thinks it's time Grace woke up to herself. Then along comes Nick. But he seems to have it all, and isn't looking for anything permanent. Is it only Sasha who thinks Grace is amazing?

 

 

A Family in Full

A Family in Full
by Vanessa del Fabbro

White journalist Monica Brunetti finds romance and a father for her adopted black sons in a local doctor, while newly married Francina Suma and her husband adopt a daughter, in this third title of del Fabbros series set in South Africa.

 


  

The Kingdom of BonesThe Kingdom of Bones
by Stephen Gallagher

In the twilight world of music halls, boxing rings, and traveling theatrical shows of the 19th century, a man accused of a series of gruesome murders struggles to clear his name--and save his soul.

 
 
 

 

 

 

A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign

A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign
by Edward J. Larson

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Larsons new book presents a masterful and revelatory account of the titanic election battle that had been so momentous to the countrys future that Thomas Jefferson had called it Americas second revolution.


 

 

Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond

Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond
by Deepak Malhotra

From two of the leading teachers of executive education in the United States comes this complete guide to the nuts-and-bolds skills, proven strategies, and creative techniques necessary to succeed in any negotiation.

 

  

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and DiseaseGood Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease
by Gary Taubes

Taubes suggests that the accepted wisdom regarding weight control is wrong. Now he deepens his argument to demonstrate that refined carbohydrates are most likely the culprits in obesity and other chronic diseases. 

 

 

Juggling Elephants: An Easier Way to Get Your Big, Most Important Things Done--Now!Juggling Elephants: An Easier Way to Get Your Big, Most Important Things Done--Now!
by Jones Loflin

A powerful parable about what to do when life feels as busy as a three-ring circus, this book will help readers focus on two of their most critical resources: time and energy.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel

Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel
by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park's Detective Arkady Renko returns to his Moscow base in Martin Cruz Smith's latest entry in the internationally bestselling series about Russian crimes, broken hearts, and the mysteries of the soul.

 

 

 

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly ImprobableThe Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb delivers a groundbreaking look at the role played by the unexpected in life and history, and a fascinating examination of why we know less than we think we do--and what to do about it.

 

  

 

The Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity

The Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity
by Andro Linklater

With the same mix of narrative history and historical argument that made his previous book, "Measuring America," such a success, Andro Linklater relates how the borders and boundaries that formed states and a nation inspired the sense of identity that has been central to the American experiment.

 

 

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
by Rafe Esquith

From the man whom "The New York Times" calls "a genius and a saint" comes a revelatory program for educating today's youth. This work is a brilliant and inspiring road map for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future success of children.

 


 

 

 

 

Paula Deen: It Ain't All about the Cookin'

Paula Deen: It Ain't All about the Cookin'
by Paula H. Deen

From the bestselling cookbook author and Food Network star comes an inspiring memoir with recipes. Paula Deen shares where she came from, how she transformed herself into a household name, and her exciting plans for the future.

 

 

 

The Gravedigger's Daughter

The Gravedigger's Daughter
by Joyce Carol Oates

From one of the greatest literary forces of our time, an intensely realized and masterful epic of a young womans struggle for identity and survival in post-World War II America.

 

  

 

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Queen of Babble in the Big City
by Meg Cabot

Adorable big-mouth Lizzie Nichols takes on the Big Apple, in this funny and zany follow-up to the charming "Queen of Babble."

 

 

 

 

Getting Rid of MatthewGetting Rid of Matthew
by Jane Fallon

Helen is nearly 40 and having an affair with her former boss. Ready to get on with her life, she decides to dump him--until he leaves his wife. The only thing to do, Helen decides, is to befriend his wife and convince her to take him back in this delicious debut about getting rid of the guy--and finding yourself.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

High SeasonHigh Season
by Jon Loomis

The colorful characters of Provincetown are witty and wise in Loomis'  debut novel.

 

 

 

 

Shadows & LiesShadows & Lies
by Marjorie Eccles

Writing with a rare elegance, award-winning author Eccles offers readers a mystery filled with vibrant characters and exotic settings as a mysterious death on an English estate creates more puzzles than answers.

 

 

 

A Hatred for TulipsA Hatred for Tulips
by Richard Lourie

"People who don't have secrets imagine them as dark and hidden. It's just the opposite. Secrets are bright. They light you up. Like the bare lightbulb left on in a cell day and night, they give you no rest."

 

 

 

Among Other Things, I've Taken Up SmokingAmong Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking
by Aoibheann Sweeney

Miranda's often-elusive father announces that he has arranged for her to travel to New York to stay with friends from his old life. When she embarks on this journey that reveals the truth about her fathers past, it opens up her world in ways she cannot begin to imagine.

 

 

 
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