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Fresh Picks
August 2008
Volume 3 Issue 8

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of August! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include David Benioff's City of Theives.  You'll find it in the Audiobook category. 


An Absolute Scandal

An Absolute Scandal
by Penny Vincenzi

Set during the boom-and-bust years of the 1980s, "An Absolute Scandal" follows the lives of a group of people drawn together by their mutual monetary woes when the great financial institution Lloyd's undergoes a devastating downturn.




Stone CreekStone Creek
by Victoria Lustbader

Running from a troubled marriage and childless, Lily falls for widower Danny and his five-year-old son, Caleb. While Lily has retreated to the small Catskill town of Stone Creek, her husband remains submerged in work in Manhattan. In Stone Creek Lily discovers the impact of love, loss, friendship and family. 




Promise of the WolvesPromise of the Wolves
by Dorothy Hearst

Born into the Swift River wolf pack on the Wide Valley plain 14,000 years ago, Kaala is a half-breed outcast with Outsider blood. Growing up, she sneaks off to be around the humans and remains in conflict with the pack leader, Ruuqo. Fraternization is strictly forbidden, but it may also be the key to saving every wolf and human in the valley.




Judgment Day: A Mike Daley MysteryJudgment Day
by Sheldon Siegel

Siegel returns with a dramatic new case for the San Francisco law firm of Daley and Fernandez, with the ex-spouses tackling their most compelling case yet.





Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich TryingGo Green, Live Rich
by David Bach

Bach outlines 50 ways to make one's life, home, shopping, and personal finances greener and get rich trying. He offers ways to improve the environment while spending less, saving more, earning more, and paying fewer taxes.





Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your LifeMoving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life
by David J. Pelzer

Self-help expert Pelzer teaches readers how to let go of the past and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future.





Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes for Pizza Pizza on the Grill
by Elizabeth Karmel

Americans love pizza and they love to grill; put them together and "Pizza on the Grill" is the result. This cookbook contains 100 recipes for innovative pizzas, including dessert pizzas, such as Thai One On Pizza; Fig, Walnut, and Rosemary Pizza; as well as traditional classics.




McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal UnderworldMcMafia
by Misha Glenny

"McMafia" is a fearless and authoritative investigation of the now-proven ability of organized crime to find and service markets driven by a seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares.






House Rules: A MemoirHouse Rules: A Memoir
by Rachel Sontag

A memoir of a father obsessed with control and the daughter who fights his suffocating grasp, "House Rules" explores the complexities of their compelling and destructive relationship and the fallout that transforms their family forever.





Killing RommelKilling Rommel
by Steven Pressfield 

Hitler's legions have swept across Europe, leaving Churchill and the English isolated. In North Africa, Rommel and his Panzers have routed the British Eighth Army and stand poised to overrun Egypt, Suez, and the oil fields of the Middle East, in Pressfield's latest riveting historical novel.




Death SongDeath Song
by Michael McGarrity 

McGarrity's 11th novel in the acclaimed Kevin Kerney series achieves a new depth of masterful storytelling with the author's rich, personal knowledge of police work, and a stunning visual sense of place in the vast New Mexico landscape.





Every Secret ThingEvery Secret Thing
by Ann Tatlock

When Elizabeth Gunnar accepts a teaching position at the preparatory school she attended as a girl, she is returning to memories, mysteries, and an old love. Once there, she finds that somehow four broken people can form a new family.





City of ThievesCity of Thieves
by David Benioff

A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds.




The Dreaming VoidThe Dreaming Void
by Peter F. Hamilton

Featuring characters from the bestselling "Judas Unchained," this novel begins a stunning new trilogy set in a far future where one great mystery remains: the nature of what is hiding within the Void, an area of space from which amazing dreams are being projected, allowing people everywhere to experience a reality never before imagined.




The Wednesday SistersThe Wednesday Sisters
by Meg Waite Clayton

Humorous and moving, this novel, set in California during the tumultuous 1960s, is a literary feast for book lovers that earns a place among those popular works that honor the joyful, mysterious, unbreakable bonds between friends.





Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use ThemYour Child's Strengths
by Jenifer Fox

Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success from a 25-year career in education with practical workbook exercises, this guide provides parents and teachers with the tools to discover a child's strengths in three main areas that work together.



The Book of ChameleonsThe Book of Chameleons
by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

This unusual novel about the landscape of memory and its inconsistencies follows Felix Ventura as he trades in a curious commodity: selling people different pasts.





Four-Cornered CircleFour-Cornered Circle
by Jon Cleary

Twins Marie and Louise have always been close, but with Marie's life on the up, Louise can't help but feel a little put out that her own situation compares so unfavorably. When tragedy strikes, Louise must put her jealousy aside and decide just how far she's prepared to go to protect her sister.




The House at MidnightThe House at Midnight
by Lucie Whitehouse

A small, close-knit group of former university students finds that friendship can outlive its benefits in this gripping psychological novel that signals the debut of a promising writer.





Black FliesBlack Flies
by Shannon Burke 

Ollie Cross, a first-year New York City paramedic, provides a ground's eye view of life on the streets and one medic's struggle to balance his desire to help against his own growing callousness. The case of a misdiagnosed newborn propells Cross and his partner into a struggle between good and evil with lives hanging in the balance.




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