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Fresh Picks


March 2009
Volume 4 Issue 3

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of March! This month's newsletter contains a wide variety of titles to spark your interest.  We are particularly pleased to include Christine King Farris's Through It All, which can be found in the Non-Fiction section. 


Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie MysteryDog on It
by Spencer Quinn

Intrepid canine detective Chet accompanies his human police officer partner, Bernie, on a first assignment involving the disappearance of a teenage girl who ran with the wrong crowd - a case that is complicated by Bernie's dysfunctional personal life.



Almost HomeAlmost Home
by Pam Jenoff

A young female intelligence officer struggles to confront her haunting past while tackling a dangerous assignment of global proportions with origins tracing back to World War II.



by Taylor Anderson

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker desperately prepare for the ultimate confrontation with the reptilian Grik, who have seized control of the Japanese juggernaut Amagi, and the ship's fanatical commander, in the epic conclusion of the Destroyermen Trilogy.



Boca KnightsBoca Knights
by Steven M. Forman

Retiring to Florida after a long career as a Boston police officer, Eddie Perlmutter encounters the dark side of his new home and is tempted to use his crime-fighting prowess, with unexpected and often humorous results. 





Florida's Hurricane HistoryFlorida's Hurricane History
by Jay Barnes

The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes that any other state. In many ways, hurricanes have helped shape Florida's history.



A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the WorldA Splendid Exchange
by William J. Bernstein

Bernstein tells the extraordinary story of global commerce, from its prehistoric origins to the myriad controversies surrounding it today. Lively, authoritative, and astonishing in scope, this book views trade and globalization as an evolutionary process as old as war and religion. 



Through It All: Reflections on My Life, My Family, and My FaithThrough It All
by Christine King Farris 

This intimate portrait of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his early family life by his only sister illustrates how he was empowered to perform miraculous deeds and change the course of American history.



Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My WayJacques Pepin More Fast Food My Way
by Jacques Pepin

Master Chef Jacques Pepin applies his skills to highlight simple meals that can be prepared quickly and easily.







A Member of the Family: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment with Your DogA Member of the Family
by Cesar Millan 

Cesar Millan provides the ultimate guidebook covering all the essentials and answering all of the most commonly asked questions about living with and caring for a healthy, happy dog.



Venice for LoversVenice for Lovers
by Louis Begley

For the past 30 years of their marriage, Begley and Muhlstein have made the yearly escape to Venice to write. In this collection of essays, the couple fashions a homage to the City of Water.



Man in the DarkMan in the Dark
by Paul Auster

Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughter's house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forget.



The LettersThe Letters
by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger

Sam and Hadley West are both trying in their own ways to survive after the unthinkable loss of their only son in Alaska. For Sam, acceptance means an arduous trek by dogsled across the bleak and beautiful arctic wilderness to find the place where Paul died. For Hadley, it means renting a haunted, salt-soaked cottage off the Maine coast where she begins to paint again. 





by Bernard Cornwell 

A fugitive English forester and mercenary defender saves young novitiate Melisande and, defending himself from a vengeance-seeking priest and Melisande's father, finds himself slogging his way to Agincourt as an archer in King Henry V's army.



One Day at a TimeOne Day at a Time
by Danielle Steel

In her new book, Steel follows the lives and fortunes of Coco Barrington, her mother, a best-selling author, and her sister, Jane, a successful Hollywood producer, as they approach new relationships and important changes in their lives.



Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--And Formed a Deep Bond in the ProcessAlex & Me
by Irene M. Pepperberg 

From Alex's first words to his sudden death, Pepperberg shares the story of a mischievous parrot who rocked the scientific establishment; yet Alex's story cannot be found in any science journal.



The Spanish GameThe Spanish Game
by Charles Cumming

Living in Madrid, former spy Alec Milius struggles to live below the radar as an investment banker, until the disappearance of a prominent politician places him in the middle of an international conspiracy. 



The HelpThe Help
by Kathryn Stockett

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women view one another.



The WildernessThe Wilderness
by Samantha Harvey

With his memories slowly eroding from Alzheimer's, sixty-five-year-old Jake Jameson struggles to preserve his sense of identity by building stories about his feelings and the events of his life, unaware that even his clearest recollections may not be true.



Blood and BoneBlood and Bone
by William Lashner

Enjoying a life of minimal responsibility after botching a promising athletic career, Kyle is wrongfully implicated in the murder of his father's former law partner and finds himself questioned about his father's own death twelve years earlier, pitting him against powerful forces in his efforts to clear his name



Recovering CharlesRecovering Charles
by Jason F. Wright

As a photographic journalist, Luke Millward had seen some of the world's most desolate places. But the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina had made him physically ill, because Luke's estranged father, a long-suffering musician and alcoholic who lived in New Orleans, is still unaccounted for.



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