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Fresh Picks
January 2008
Volume 3 Issue 1

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of January! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Dave Isay's book,  Listening is an Act of Love.  You'll find it in the Non-Fiction category. 



Love Over Scotland

Love Over Scotland
by Alexander McCall Smith

From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series comes the third book in his popular 44 Scotland Street series.




Signed, Mata Hari

Signed, Mata Hari
by Yannick Murphy

In the cold October of 1917 Margaretha Zelle, known as Mata Hari, sits in a prison cell in Paris awaiting trial on charges of espionage. The penalty is death by firing squad. As she waits, burdened by a secret guilt, she tells stories to buy back her life from her interrogators.




Through My Daughter's EyesThrough My Daughter's Eyes
by Janice Angelique

Angelique delivers a riveting and remarkable romance about the strong bond between two lovers and the love that binds a mother to her child.




The Winter of the WorldThe Winter of the World
by Carol Ann Lee

The author of "The Hidden Life of Otto Frank" delivers her debut novel--set in the aftermath of World War I--a tender and heartrending portrait of two people struggling with their darkest demons, desperately trying to come back from the abyss of betrayal.





Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project

Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project
by Dave Isay

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious oral history project in American history, this tapestry presents the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.



100 Days in Photographs: Pivotal Events That Changed the World100 Days in Photographs: Pivotal Events That Changed the World
by Nick Yapp

To create this stunning collection, Getty Images and National Geographic identified 100 days that represent defining moments of the past 150 years. Featuring scores of rare and unpublished photographs uncovered during its creation, this remarkable book provides new perspective on key events and personalities of the past.




Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--And Why They FallDay of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--And Why They Fall
by Amy Chua

Bestselling author Amy Chua examines former hyperpowers--Persia, Rome, China, the Mongols, the Dutch, the British, and the United States--and reveals the reasons behind their success and the roots of their ultimate demise.



My Italian Garden: More Than 125 Seasonal Recipes from a Garden Inspired by ItalyMy Italian Garden: More Than 125 Seasonal Recipes from a Garden Inspired by Italy
by Viana La Place

With 125 uncomplicated recipes and illustrated with charming, evocative watercolors, these lyrical passages and images let readers experience the magic of the Italian garden without leaving their kitchens.





Why Do I Love These People?: Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families

Why Do I Love These People?: Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families
by Po Bronson

The author of What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? draws on the profound and personal stories of twenty ordinary individuals to explore the complex mysteries of family life, explaining how, after years of conflict, a family can make the transition to a better place, and how to cope with such trials as divorce, death, infidelity, abuse, illness, and money.




Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
by Diana Gabaldon

From the exquisitely talented and award-winning author of the Outlander saga comes this latest addition as Lord John Grey, an 18th-century Englishman, pursues a deadly family secret as well as a clandestine love affair.




McKettrick's Luck

McKettrick's Luck
by Linda Lael Miller

This first novel in a series featuring a new generation of McKettrick men introduces Jesse McKettrick, whose Indian Rock ties run deep. The Triple M Ranch is in his blood, but with his land at stake, he won't get involved in Cheyenne Bridges' scheme--despite the temptation she brings




Brother, I'm Dying

Brother, I'm Dying
by Edwidge Danticat

From the bestselling author of "The Dew Breaker" comes a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to the authors heart--her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph.






Someone Knows My NameSomeone Knows My Name
by Lawrence Hill

Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom--and of the knowledge she needs to get home. This captivating story spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.




by Frank DeLaney

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ireland" returns to the saga of his strife-torn nation with an authentic story of love and legacy as sweeping and dramatic as the land itself.




Independents Day: Awakening the American SpiritIndependents Day: Awakening the American Spirit
by Lou Dobbs

The bestselling author of "War on the Middle Class" looks at the critical issues and challenges of the 2008 election





The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street
by Jordan Belfort

Part cautionary tale and part insider exclusive, this frank examination of power, greed, and unbridled hedonism takes readers on a frenetic ride through one of the most outrageous investment scandals in recent history, in a story that is both shocking and hilarious.





The Admiral's Daughter: A Kydd Sea AdventureThe Admiral's Daughter: A Kydd Sea Adventure
by Julian Stockwin

In the eighth book of this popular series, Thomas Kydd and Nicholas Renzi return to England in 1803 after tumultuous episodes on the other side of the world to find England in peril of starvation and bankruptcy.  Smugglers, enemy privateers, and treacherous sea conditions await Kydd on his journey to northern France on the eve of war.



Crawfish MountainCrawfish Mountain
by Ken Wells

From the acclaimed author of two previous books comes a rollicking, hilarious tale of corporate corruption and political shenanigans set in Louisianas embattled wetlands.




The Mother Garden: StoriesThe Mother Garden: Stories
by Robin Romm

Written with humor, wisdom, and imagination, the stories collected here capture the moments before and after loss. In fresh and irreverent prose, Romm weaves together tales of mothers, fathers, lovers, dogs, and objects that disappear and reappear.




Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a ParodyOptions: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a Parody
by Fake Steve Jobs

In the tradition of "Thank You for Smoking" and in the spirit of "The Onion, Options" is a novelistic sendup and takedown of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C., as viewed by a central character who exists--to his immense self-satisfaction--at the crossroads of all three worlds.



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