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Fresh Picks
November 2006
Volume 1 Issue 11

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  November ! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Catherine Allgor's,  Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation.  You'll find it in the audiobooks category.

 

Great Sky Woman Great Sky Woman
by Steven Barnes
It falls to two young people, Frog Hopping and T'cori, to climb the forbidden heights of Kilimanjaro to petition Father Sky for the safety of their people in the first of a two-book series about the Ibandi people of ancient Africa.

 

 

The Darkest Place The Darkest Place

by Daniel Judson
"I could not have been more impressed. Daniel Judson has written a novel of depth and dimension about characters with blood in their veins and fire in their hearts. "The Darkest Place "is the kind of honest, powerful novel that gives crime fiction the very best parts of its reputation. To Mr. Judson I say, 'Well done, sir.'" Robert Crais, author of "The Two Minute Rule"

 

 

Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot
by Sandra Scoppettone
The award-winning author of "Suzuki Beane," written under the pseudonym Jack Early, returns with celebrated new heroine Faye Quick, in her latest crime adventure set in New York City during World War II.

 

 

The Worthy: A Ghost's Story The Worthy: A Ghost's Story
by Will Clarke
This is a ghosts story. A fratboy-ghosts story. Conrad Sutton is dead at age nineteen. He's stuck haunting the LSU Gamma Chi house where he lost his life and forced to watch his brothers and their dates enjoying the drunken excess of their youth while he's trapped in a bardo-state, devoid of physical pleasure and meaning. Its enough to make even a friendly ghost turn very bad.

 

 

 

 

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century
by Kevin Phillips
From America's premier political analyst--and author of "American Dynasty"--comes an explosive examination of the axis of religious, politics, and borrowed money that threatens to destroy the nation.

 

 

Grit, Noise, & Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll Grit, Noise, & Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll
by David A. Carson
From the early days of John Lee Hooker to the heyday of Motown and beyond, Detroit has enjoyed a long reputation as one of the crucibles of American pop music. An indispensable guide for rock aficionados, "Grit, Noise, and Revolution" features stories of these groundbreaking groups and is the first book to survey Detroit music of the 1960s and 70s-a pivotal era in rock music history.

 

 

The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby
by Laura Wattenberg 
The perfect baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life--and maybe even satisfy your relatives. "The Baby Name Wizard uses groundbreaking research and computer generated models to pinpoint each name's image, examine its usage and popularity over the last 100 years, and suggest other promising ideas.

 

 

Take It to Heart: The Real Deal on Women and Heart Disease Take It to Heart: The Real Deal on Women and Heart Disease
by Pamela Serure
At 47, Serure was in fabulous shape, lived a healthy lifestyle, and had gained fame as the creator of Get Juiced, a highly successful fasting and detox program. Then, one day she was listening to a cardiologist tell her she needed immediate bypass surgery. Written with warmth and humor, this work carries a vital message no woman can afford to ignore.

 

 

 

 

Takedown: A Thriller Takedown: A Thriller
by Brad Thor
As the United States' primary counter-terrorism operative, Scot Harvath is called to New York, unaware of the deadly trap that has been laid for him. He must endure the burning streets of Manhattan where he can administer his own form of justice and finally exact his bitter revenge.

 

 

Sisterchicks Down Under! Sisterchicks Down Under!
by Robin Jones Gunn
Deb meets Kelli at the Chocolate Fish Cafe in New Zealand and they instantly forge a friendship. Now Robin Jones Gunn reveals their crazy adventures in classic Sisterchick style.

 

 

James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights
by Richard E. Labunski
Labunski offers a dramatic account of a time when the entire American experiment hung in the balance, only to be saved by the most unlikely of heroes--the diminutive and exceedingly shy James Madison.

 

 

The Art of Detection The Art of Detection
by Laurie R. King
When San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli arrives at a murder scene, she discovers a shocking tableau: the dead man may have been killed for the century-old manuscript he had recently acquired--a manuscript purportedly written by Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

 

 

 

A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation
by Catherine Allgor
The post-Revolutionary era comes to life in this vivid, incisive portrait of the early American republic--and its master political architect.

 

 

In the Dark of the Night In the Dark of the Night
by John Saul
This latest tour de force from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Suffer the Children" explores what happens when a teenage boy discovers a collection of serial-killer memorabilia and becomes possessed by the spirits of the objects' original owners. 

 

 

Happiness Sold Separately Happiness Sold Separately
by Lolly Winston
The bestselling author of "Good Grief" delivers her eagerly awaited new novel, a darkly funny and messy love story about what happens when people meet the wrong person at the wrong time and have to make it all right.

 

 

Hit Parade Hit Parade
by Lawrence Block
A "New York Times" bestselling author and master of the modern mystery returns with a fierce and poignant new novel featuring his acclaimed professional killer, Keller.

 

 

 

 

 

White Ghost Girls White Ghost Girls
by Alice Greenway
In her astonishing literary debut, Greenway tells a tale of sacrifice and solidarity between two American sisters who tumble into their teenage years in 1967 Hong Kong, against an extraordinary backdrop that is both sensuous and dangerous.

 

 

Our Holocaust Our Holocaust
by Amir Gutfreund
Amir's entire family knows everything about everything, but they refuse to talk about the past. Will he ever learn the truth?  "Library Journal claims that "Humanity wins out in this highly recommended book for all..."

 

 

Kiffe Kiffe TomorrowKiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
by Faiza Guene
Disarmingly funny and fresh, Gune's debut novel is a hopeful, wise, and intimate portrait of Arab immigrant life, as it follows Doria, a 15-year-old Muslim French girl living in the infamous Paradise projects of suburban Paris.

 

 

Every Secret Thing Every Secret Thing
by Lila Shaara
Lyrical and seductive, this expertly crafted novel about a beautiful university professor menaced by a stalker marks the debut of an astonishing new talent. Fans of Carol Goodman will relish this artfully imagined work.

 

 

 
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