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April 2006
Volume 1 Issue 4

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Stone Cold SurrenderStone Cold Surrender
by Brenda Jackson

A routine plane ride turns into a sky-high seduction in this new romance by the author of "No More Playas." Stone is an experienced player who plays for keeps, so who would have guessed that the prim and proper Madison Winters could rattle his nerves without even trying?

The Priest's MadonnaThe Priest's Madonna
by Amy Hassinger

Interweaving the history of France at the turn of the 20th century, scenes of ancient Judea, and the romantic and religious journey of a spirited heroine, "The Priest's Madonna" is a lyrical work about the forbidden love between a woman and a holy man and the moral and spiritual struggles of faith.
The Divine Circle of Ladies Making MischiefThe Divine Circle of Ladies Making Mischief
by Dolores Stewart Riccio

Transporting readers once again into the enchanting world of Cass Shipton and her circle of friends in idyllic Plymouth, Massachusetts, this is Dolores Stewart Riccio's richest, most satisfying novel yet.
by Martha McPhee

The events of September 11th serve as a catalyst for the unfolding story of Beth, an American, and Cesare, an Italian, who meet on a small Aegean island and begin a transformative love affair that spans two continents, two decades, and two lifetimes.


Man in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the MossadMan in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the Mossad
by Efraim Halevy

The former director of Israel's Mossad opens his private dossier on the turbulent Middle East. 

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and FulfillmentThe Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment
by Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents is Dr. Chopra's answer to letters from parents around the world who wish to raise children with values that satisfy spiritual needs as well as create the experience of abundance.

A Chorus of Wisdom: Notes on Spiritual LivingA Chorus of Wisdom: Notes on Spiritual Living
by Gerald G. Jampolsky

Offering insight and revelation in a manner that is sure to bring positive change, "A Chorus of Wisdom is a treasure chest of advice that transcends the ages. Bringing together the writings of over 25 visionary thinkers and including reflections on each essay from the editor, this book shows how to create a life filled with purpose, peace and healing.

You: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best TreatmentYou: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment
by Michael F. Roizen
America's most trusted doctor team and the authors of "You: An Owner's Manual" now give patients at all stages of diagnosis and treatment an empowering handbook for taking charge of their health care. The authors show readers how to choose doctors and hospitals, how to ask questions, and much more.


Purple Hibiscus Purple Hibiscus
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A promising new voice from Nigeria delivers an exquisite and powerful first novel about a 15-year-old Nigerian woman who is awakening at a time when both her country and family are on the cusp of change.

Sour PussSour Puss
by Rita Mae Brown

When spring comes to the small town of Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen unexpectedly remarries her ex-husband and gets embroiled in the strange murder of a visiting professor.


First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

by James R. Hansen

In the first and only definitive, authorized biography of the first man to walk on the moon, Hansen chronicles the life of Armstrong, from the heights of honor and recognition earned as a naval aviator, test pilot, and astronaut to the personal price Armstrong paid for his dedication to his vocation.

The Brief History of the DeadThe Brief History of the Dead
by Kevin Brockmeier

From the author of the widely praised "The Truth About Celia" comes a mesmerizing new work that imagines the world of the afterlife and its stark relation to the world of the living.



The Amalgamation PolkaThe Amalgamation Polka
by Stephen Wright

Born in 1844 in bucolic upstate New York, Liberty Fish is the child of fervent abolitionists as well as the grandson of Carolina slaveholders even more dedicated to their cause-a conflict that ultimately costs his mother her life and comples Liberty, in hopes of reconciling the familial disunion, to escape from the cauldron of war into a bedlam more distubing yet.

Love Walked inLove Walked in
by Marisa de Los Santos

A tribute to classic film and true romance, this is the story of a 31-year-old caf manager and an 11-year-old searching for her father, and the unexpected ways in which their lives are forever changed by chance.

The AmericanThe American
by Andrew Britton

In this modern classic reminiscent of "The Day of the Jackal," one of the freshest new voices in international suspense crafts a bold novel that crackles with a high-stakes, post-9/11 urgency and introduces maverick CIA agent Ryan Kealey.

The Rug MerchantThe Rug Merchant
by Meg Mullins

With film rights sold to Fox Searchlight, this character-rich tale is a sparkling debut novel about an unlikely romance between an Iranian immigrant and an American college student


The Princess of BurundiThe Princess of Burundi
by Kjell Eriksson

When a jogger stumbles upon the mutilated body of the local reformed troublemaker and tropical fish expert during a morning run, Inspector Ann Lindell takes time off from maternity leave to uncover the killer and is drawn into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a vicious murderer.

More Like Not Running AwayMore Like Not Running Away
by Paul Shepherd

Levi Revel is a boy in danger of losing his family and maybe his mind. He's in awe of his father, Everest, a majestic dreamer, a master builder, a man with a violent, secret past. As the family moves from state to state, Levi hears solace in the voice of God.

Last Bride StandingLast Bride Standing
by Patricia Anne Phillips

After journalist Wanda Gray's plane crashes in Kenya, searchers find no survivors, and she is believed dead. But Wanda is very much alive, and slowly recovering on an African ranch. She remembers nothing of her former life not her accountant husband Steve or even her own name. Soon, in the lush,exotic African countryside, Wanda is disovering a whole new world.

Sylvanus NowSylvanus Now
by Donna Morrissey

On Canada's Atlantic coast at the edge of the great Newfoundland fishing banks of the 1950s, Sylvanus Now is a handsome and willful fisherman. His youthful desires are simple: he wants a suit to lure a girl--the fine-boned beauty Adelaide--and he knows exactly how much fish he has to catch to pay for it.



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