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Fresh Picks
December 2006
Volume 1 Issue 12

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  December ! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Mike Doogan's, Lost Angel.   You'll find it in the fiction category.

 

Lost Angel: A Nik Kane Alaska MysteryLost Angel: A Nik Kane Alaska Mystery
by Mike Doogan
The icy interior of Alaska is the setting for this breathtaking first mystery by the winner of the Robert L. Fish Award for short fiction. An astonishing debut in the tradition of Nevada Barr and C.J. Box, "Lost Angel" explores the darker side of man's nature.
 
 

 

 

Winter Birds

Winter Birds
by Jamie Langston Turner
Through their simple gifts and kindness, Patrick and his wife Rachel present a beautiful portrait of the transforming power of love.

 

 

 

The Candle of Distant EarthThe Candle of Distant Earth
by Alan Dean Foster
In the final volume of Foster's Taken trilogy, Marcus Walker, a Chicago commodities trader kidnapped by aliens, and his sardonic talking dog land on the planet Hyff where they help the Hyfft battle unpleasant invaders before resuming their quest to return home.
 
 

 

 

The Better Angels of Our NatureThe Better Angels of Our Nature
by S. C. Gylanders
Set in the momentous 14-month period spanning Shiloh and Vicksburg--a time that turned the tide of war and determined the nation's fate--this harrowing, lyrically written novel is filled with unforgettable characters and wondrous twists that will give readers pause to reconsider familiar events.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Raise Them Up: The Real Deal on Reaching Unreachable Kids

Raise Them Up: The Real Deal on Reaching Unreachable Kids
by Kareem Moody
The dramatic, real-world experiences of hard-to-reach youth inspire these vivid and compelling essays on effectively connecting with disengaged children.

 

 

 

The 150 Best American Recipes: Indispensable Dishes from Legendary Chefs and Undiscovered CooksThe 150 Best American Recipes: Indispensable Dishes from Legendary Chefs and Undiscovered Cooks
by Fran McCullough
Each year, McCullough and Stevens launch an all-out search for the best and most distinctive recipes that appear in print, from the deservedly famous to the wonderfully obscure.
 

 

 

Stop Pushing Me Around!: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive

Stop Pushing Me Around!: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive
by Ilise Benun
Succeeding in business requires an assertive personality, self-confidence, and solid communication skills. But according to the Shyness Institute in Palo Alto, CA, half of all American adults consider themselves shy!

 

 

 

Beach and Coastal Camping in the SoutheastBeach and Coastal Camping in the Southeast
by Johnny Molloy
A veteran outdoorsman and author of many top-selling guidebooks provides his best insider tips on how to get the most from the region's popular beaches.
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Voyage to the North StarVoyage to the North Star
by Peter Nichols
Like E.L. Doctorow's "Ragtime, " this novel is cut boldly from the cloth of America: an exhilarating tale of hard times, a dream, and extraordinary Arctic adventure.

 

 

 

The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
by Jeffery Deaver
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs have only hours to stop the icy-cold, brilliant Watchmaker whose obsession with time drives him to plan his carnage with the precision of a fine timepiece.

 

 

 

Light from Heaven

Light from Heaven
by Jan Karon
In the final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh's deeply affecting life. The novel is filled with old and new characters and the answers to questions readers have asked since the series began nearly a decade ago.

 

 

Hark!: A Novel of the 87th Precinct

Hark!: A Novel of the 87th Precinct
by Ed McBain
Setting out to avenge himself after being left for dead, the Deaf Man plants a string of clues taken from the plays of Shakespeare, daring the detectives of the 87th Precinct to prevent a seemingly perfect crime


 

 

 

 

 

Winter's Child

Winter's Child
by Margaret Maron
In the chilling 12th installment of this award-winning series, Judge Deborah Knott's new marriage will be tested as she and her new husband are drawn into an emotional hunt for his missing ex-wife and son.

 

 

 

A Death in Belmont

A 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--and ultimately are destroyed--in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

 

 

The Copper ScrollThe Copper Scroll
by Joel C. Rosenberg
In 1956, a scroll was uncovered that shocked the world. Fifty years later, the world is about to be shocked again.On June 1, 1956, the "New York Times" broke a story that captured the imagination of the world. Another Dead Sea Scroll had been found, unlike any before it, describing unimaginable treasures buried in the hills east of Jerusalem, and under the Holy City itself. 
 

 

 

Cover of Night

Cover of Night
by Linda Howard
A reigning queen of romantic suspense delivers her most action-packed romantic thriller yet! A young widow and mother who owns a bed-and-breakfast joins forces with a mysterious handyman to seek help from a neighboring town, after their small Idaho village is taken over by brutal thugs.

 

 

 

 

 

ForgetfulnessForgetfulness
by Ward Just
Just's most gripping, insightful, and nuanced novel yet will haunt its readers and show the corrosive effects of today's war and its unexpected consequences for the individual conscience.

 

 

 

Glasshouse Glasshouse
by Charles Stross
In the 27th century, interstellar travel is by teleport gates, and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities. On the run from an unknown enemy, the memory-less Robin volunteers to participate in a unique experimental civil order--a decision that places him at the mercy of the experimenters and his own unbalanced psyche.

 

 

CrossfireCrossfire
by Miyuki Miyabe
Imagine possessing the paranormal ability to set someone on fire. Toast. Just by thinking about it. Junko Aoki has those pyrokinetic powers, and--in the third novel by Japanese horror-mystery writer Miyuki Miyabe to be translated into English--she's using them to leave a trail of smoldering bodies across Tokyo.
 

 

 

The Wall

The Wall
by Jeff Long
On the vast, sunlit walls of Yosemite's El Capitan, widowed geologist Hugh Glass climbs into a vertical underworld. In a place where obsession kills, he finds himself endangered by obsessive loves, and battling a ghostly revenge in this thriller.

 


 

 

 

 
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