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Fresh Picks

August 2006
Volume 1 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 Bart Farkas' Secrets of Podcasting. You'll find it in the Non-Fiction category.


by Marie Arana

From noted writer and National Book Award finalist Arana comes a debut novel with all the power and grace of her acclaimed memoir, "American Chica."

Bishop's Reach Bishop's Reach
by Kathryn R. Wall

Bleached-blond call girls rarely bring good news, especially the one who bursts through the door of Bay Tanner's struggling inquiry agency and into her already complicated life. Karen Zwilling swears she's been viciously attacked but can't--or won't--go to the police.

Wild Stars Seeking Midnight SunsWild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns
by J. California Cooper

With her irresistible storytelling voice, a celebrated author presents this marvelously satisfying suite of stories exploring the universal themes of love, hope, home, and family.

An Imperfect LensAn Imperfect Lens
by Anne Richardson Roiphe

A celebrated author returns with a captivating historical novel set during the cholera epidemic in 1880s Alexandria, Egypt. A French scientist who hopes to find the source of the epidemic falls in love with the daughter of a Jewish doctor, but political intrigue threatens to separate them permanently.



Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American CityBreach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City
by Jed Horne

Hurricane Katrina shredded one of the great cities of the South, and as levees failed and the federal relief effort proved lethally incompetent, a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe.

Secrets of Podcasting: Audio Blogging for the MassesSecrets of Podcasting: Audio Blogging for the Masses
by Bart G. Farkas

Farkas provides real-world guidance and advice on how to download and enjoy podcasts with any MP3 player, create a script and set the structure and flow of an audio or video podcast, choose the right equipment, and legally play music in a podcast or vodcast.


The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's StyleThe Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style
by Nicholas Antongiavanni
"Clothes make the man."

Mark Twain never worked in today's fast-paced workplace, but his observation has never been keener: clothes do make the man. With "The Suit," Nicholas Antongiavanni provides a masterly manual on what it takes to succeed: advice on how to dress with style, flair, and an eye toward gaining power.

One Special SummerOne Special Summer
by Jacqueline Bouvier

In the Spring of 1951, Jacqueline Bouvier and her sister Lee Bouvier Radziwill took their grand tour of Europe. In their own handwriting, the two sisters record their adventures, and illustrate the pages with their own artful drawings and snapshots.




Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank WilliamsLovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams
by Paul Hemphill

Hank Williams' story reads like fiction: dirt-poor beginnings as a sickly child, learning music from a black street singer and refining it in raucous honky-tonks during the Depression, and emerging as a Grand Ole Opry star.

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine OfficerOne Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
by Nathaniel C. Fick

A former captain of the U.S. Marine Corps First Reconnaissance Battalion unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between the military ideals he learned and military practice, which can mock those ideals.


Deep FreezeDeep Freeze
by Lisa Jackson 

Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for a quieter life in Oregon. But now she's being stalked by an obsessed fan--a merciless killer who wants to love her to death.

Table for FiveTable for Five
by Susan Wiggs

Before an estranged couple is killed in an unthinkable tragedy, they designate two guardians for their children--a man and a woman who are essentially strangers and who have nothing in common except their compassion for the couple's three orphaned children.





Dirty BlondeDirty Blonde
by Lisa Scottoline

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Devil's Corner" delivers a gripping thriller featuring a judge whose own life is in danger after the defendant in a high-profile lawsuit is murdered.



Dead Days of Summer: A Death on Demand MysteryDead Days of Summer: A Death on Demand Mystery
by Carolyn Hart

In this 17th installment, Max Darling is framed for murder. His wife, Annie, knows Max is innocent, but clues portraying him as an unfaithful husband willing to kill to get rid of a mistress seem to point otherwise.



Dead WatchDead Watch
by John Sandford

From the author of the #1 bestselling Prey novels comes an extraordinary story of murder, passion, and deadly ambition--a political thriller like no other.

A Death in BelmontA Death in Belmont
by Sebastian Junger

In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. This spare, powerful narrative chronicles three lives that collide in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.





Who Moved My BlackBerry?Who Moved My BlackBerry?
by Lucy Kellaway

The television show "The Office" meets "Bridget Jones" in a novel set in an office so dysfunctional, it's bound to strike a chord with any nine-to-fiver. 


Moving Is MurderMoving Is Murder
by Sara Rosett

Air Force wife Ellie Avery is an ace at moving. A professional organizer, she plans ahead, packs effectively, and even color codes the boxes. But nothing in her bag of tricks can prepare her for the secrets that shade her new neighborhood in this first of Rosett's new Mom Zone Mystery series. 

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My LifeHow Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
by Mameve Medwed

This astonishing novel is for any woman who has ever thought about changing her life, making peace with her past, and finding out the worth of the treasures in her attic.


Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the Sats Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the Sats
by Paula Marantz Cohen

"For every frazzled student applying to college, for all anxious parents trying to get a student into college, for all teachers besieged by requests for higher grades and glowing letters of recommendation, this book is for you.





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