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July 2009
Volume 4 Issue 7

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of July! This month's newsletter contains a wide variety of titles to spark your interest.  We are particularly pleased to include Barclay's Too Close To Home, which can be found in the Downloadable Audiobooks section. 


 

Killer SummerKiller Summer
by Ridley Pearson

Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming returns in this high-intensity thriller as he thwarts a plan to steal a rare wine at the annual wine auction. When a bomb detonates just as the auction revs up, the investigation explodes as well, pulling Walt in a dozen different directions.

 

 

The Bride Will Keep Her NameThe Bride Will Keep Her Name
by Jan Goldstein

A bride-to-be and her two best friends investigate a mystery involving her fiancé and the questionable death of a young escort, in a race against the clock for the truth, while still juggling last-minute wedding plans.

 

 

FugitiveFugitive
by Phillip Margolin

Defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of Wild Justice and Proof Positive, becomes entrapped in a case of international intrigue and murder that leads her deep into the past and into the crosshairs of a killer.

 

 

The EmbersThe Embers
by Hyatt Bass

Preparing for her big wedding day, Emily Ascher's joy is hindered by the secrets surrounding her brother's death sixteen years ago and her father's possible involvement, yet when revelations are made, they are all forced to come to terms with the past as a family.

 

 

 

 

A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a LionA Lion Called Christian
by Anthony Bourke 

A wondrous, serendipitous tale that tracks Christian's migration from London streets to Kenyan wilderness and the new friends, both lion and human, that he finds there. Most astonishing, however, is that in 1971, after a year's absence, his old friends Bourke and Rendall returned to Africa and successfully reunited with Christian.

 

 

My Favorite Place on Earth: Celebrated People Share Their Travel DiscoveriesMy Favorite Place on Earth
by Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.

See the world through the eyes of some of the most celebrated and admired people of our time in this engaging new travel book.

 

 

Mediterranean Hot and Spicy: Healthy, Fast, and Zesty Recipes from Southern Italy, Greece, Spain, the Middle East, and North AfricaMediterranean Hot and Spicy
by Aglaia Kremezi

Mediterranean cooking is given new spice by the award-winning cookbook author who introduced Greek cuisine to American kitchens.

 

 

Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar WildeBuilt of Books
by Thomas Wright

In an entirely new kind of biography, Wright explores the mind and personality of Oscar Wilde through his taste in books. This intimate account of Oscar Wilde's life and writings is richer, livelier, and more personal than any book available about the brilliant writer, revealing a man who built himself out of books.

 

 

 

 

 

HomeHome
by Marilynne Robinson

Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Her brother, Jack, the prodigal son of the family and gone for twenty years, comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain.

 

 

Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for YouThank You Power
by Deborah Norville

In this eye-opening book, Norville brings together for the first time the behavioral and psychological research that prove what people of faith have long known: giving thanks brings life blessings.

 

 

The Night VillaThe Night Villa
by Carol Goodman

Bestselling author Goodman's novel sweeps across the dramatic skies of present day Texas to ancient Capri, evocatively telling a tale of intrigue, romance, and treachery that changes two women's lives centuries apart.

 

 

Too Close to HomeToo Close to Home
by Linwood Barclay

Using his neighbor's house to spend some private time with his girlfriend while the Barclays are on vacation, Derek Cutter suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a small-town murder case when the Barclays return home early and are unexpectedly killed, with Derek still hiding in their basement.

 

 

 

 

 

Sag HarborSag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead

In this affectionate and funny coming-of-age novel, Whitehead explores racial and class identity, illustrating the complex rhythms of the adult world. The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America.

 

 

The Story SistersThe Story Sisters
by Alice Hoffman

A family is shattered when one of three sisters dies tragically in an automobile accident. How the family survives is at the heart of this exquisite exploration of the ties that bind. 

 

 

Dune RoadDune Road
by Jane Green

Set in the beach community of a tony Connecticut town, our heroine is a single mom who works for a famous novelist. When she stumbles on a secret that the great man has kept hidden for years, she knows that there are plenty of women in town who would love to get their hands on it.

 

 

Home SafeHome Safe
by Elizabeth Berg

Recently widowed Helen Ames and her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa discover that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals from the Ames' retirement savings. What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, leading Helen and her daughter to embark on new adventures and change.

 
 
 
  

 

 

The Baker Street LettersThe Baker Street Letters
by Michael Robertson

In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter, in her desperation, turns to the one person she thinks might help and writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

The City & the CityThe City & the City
by China Mieville

When a murdered woman is found in Beszel, it seems to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu. But the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. To solve the case, Borlu must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, Ul Qoma. 

 

 

Strong Enough to Die: A Caitlin Strong NovelStrong Enough to Die
by Jon Land

A deadly shooting along the Mexican border causes Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong to question her calling. A shattering discovery five years later reopens old wounds and uncovers a terrifying plot that threatens the core of the country. Her quest for redemption takes her from Washington to Bahrain to the wastelands of Mexico.

 

 

The Lace Makers of GlenmaraThe Lace Makers of Glenmara
by Heather Barbieri

Fleeing for Ireland in the wake of a failed relationship, fashion designer Kate Robinson finds herself in a coastal Gaelic village and bonds with the members of a lace-making society, through whom she finds healing by listening to their stories of loss and suffering.

 

 

 
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