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Fresh Picks
June 2008
Volume 3 Issue 6

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of June! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Tom Rob Smith's Child 44.  You'll find it in the Fiction category. 


Child 44Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith

In Stalin's Soviet Union, it's a crime against the State to suggest that a murderer--much less a serial killer--is in the midst of the populace. Exiled from his home, a war hero must find and stop a criminal that the State won't admit even exists.




River of HeavenRiver of Heaven
by Lee Martin

The highly anticipated new novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Martin tells the story of two brothers, a lifetime of estrangement, and the secret that lies buried between them.



by Kate Mosse

From the author of the "New York Times" bestselling novel "Labyrinth" comes another haunting tale of secrets, murder, and the occult set in both 19th-century and 21st-century France.




The Whole TruthThe Whole Truth
by David Baldacci

In this terrifying thriller with a global backdrop, the characters' lives collide head-on as a series of events is set in motion that could change the world. "The Whole Truth" delivers all the twists and turns, drama, and quick pacing that David Baldacci fans expect.





Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our NationLadies of Liberty
by Cokie Roberts

Roberts recounts the stories of remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation forward, from the election of John Adams in 1796 to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828.




Y'All Come EatY'All Come Eat
by Jamie Deen

Bobby and Jamie Deen's newest one-of-a-kind cookbook is bursting with flavorful recipes for good eats around the dinner table with family, a pre-game cookout, or a potluck rich with food for half the neighborhood.




The DreamThe Dream
by Harry Bernstein

Readers and critics alike fell for 97-year-old Bernstein's debut "The Invisible Wall." Now he continues his extraordinary life-story in this charming and heartfelt memoir of chasing the American Dream during the Great Depression.





The Library at NightThe Library at Night
by Alberto Manguel

Inspired by the process of creating a library for his 15th-century home near the Loire, in France, Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries in this captivating meditation on their meaning and significance.






Almost DeadAlmost Dead
by Lisa Jackson

In this highly suspenseful tale, one woman finds her whole world unraveling, as members of her family are murdered one by one, and she becomes the target of a twisted killers deadly rage.





The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Buy and Live as They DoThe Culture Code
by Clotaire Rapaille

An anthropologist and marketing expert reveals techniques that can help companies decode the most powerful symbols within a culture, understand why each culture behaves the way it does, and use this information to devise their own business strategy.




Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through JokesPlato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...
by Thomas Cathcart

Here's a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's Philosophy 101 for those who know not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously.





Cypress GroveCypress Grove
by James Sallis

A former police detective and ex-con is drawn into the search for the killer of a local drifter in a Tennessee backwater town.






The Ex-DebutanteThe Ex-Debutante
by Linda Francis Lee

Linda Francis Lee serves up heaps of delicious bon mots to split your sides. This is one debutante ball to which you'll want to show up unfashionably early so as not to miss a single page.




The Dark TideThe Dark Tide
by Andrew Gross

A woman must unravel the secrets of her dead husband's past in this second mesmerizing thriller from the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Blue Zone." 





The Third CircleThe Third Circle
by Amanda Quick

In the fourth volume of Quick's Arcane Society series, Leona Hewitt, a gifted crystal worker, isn't the only one sneaking into Lord Delbridge's private museum to recover a relic. Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with psychic gifts, is on a similar mission.





The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Rendering with warmth the endless human capacity to persevere, this is the long-awaited--and thrillingly satisfying--first novel from the unmistakable voice behind the short story collection "Drown."



Fall of FrostFall of Frost
by Brian Hall

In his new novel Hall focuses on the life of Robert Frost, well-known American poet. Frost, as both man and artist, was toughened by a hard life. His own father died when Frost was eleven; his only sibling, a sister, had to be institutionalized; of his five children, one died before the age of four, one committed suicide, one went insane, and one died in childbirth.




The Lost DogThe Lost Dog
by Michelle de Kretser

"The Lost Dog" makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while illuminating the ever-present conflicts between bodies and minds, the present and the past, and the primal and the civilized.




by Jane F. Kotapish

This original, electrifying debut explores the collision point of memory, family secrets, and forgiveness. "Salvage" captures the subtle and disastrous ways in which mothers and daughters lose and find one another, time and again.




The World Before HerThe World Before Her
by Deborah Weisgall

A stunning novel about two women and two marriages that confronts the eternal dilemma of how to find love and sustain it, without losing one's self and personal ambition in the process.



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