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Fresh Picks
January 2007
Volume 2 Issue 1

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  January ! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Judith Harrington's, The Everything start your own business book. You'll find it in the non - fiction category.


The Book of SamsonThe Book of Samson
by David Maine
From the highly acclaimed author of "The Preservationist" and "Fallen" comes another unique and astonishing biblical retelling.




Letter Perfect

 Letter Perfect
by Cathy Marie Hake
If her own two feet don't end up tripping her, Ruth Caldwell's mouth is likely to get her into equal trouble. But Ruth has the best of intentions. Truly. It's just that her attempts to live up to her mother's expectations of how a lady should act have often yielded less than impressive results.




Village AffairsVillage Affairs
by Cassandra Chan
Praise for "The Young Widow" "Chan's sprightly debut, a contemporary homage to Dorothy L. Sayers's classic Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, introduces an appealing pair of sleuths. . . . English mystery devotees should look forward to their further adventures." 



A Meeting at CorvallisA Meeting at Corvallis
by S. M. Stirling
Tensions between survivors in western Oregon and those living in northwest Oregon have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't met on the battlefield is because the Warlord of Portland's daughter is in Clan MacKenzie's hands. A plan to retrieve her threatens to plunge the region into open warfare.








The Everything Start Your Own Business Book: From Financing Your Project to Making Your First Sale, All You Need to Get Your Business Off the GroundThe Everything Start Your Own Business Book: From Financing Your Project to Making Your First Sale, All You Need to Get Your Business Off the Ground
by Judith Harrington
From financing to making the first sale, this revised edition features real-life advice for entrepreneurs.




Runner's World Performance Nutrition for Runners: How to Fuel Your Body for Stronger Workouts, Faster Recovery, and Your Best Race Times Ever

Runner's World Performance Nutrition for Runners: How to Fuel Your Body for Stronger Workouts, Faster Recovery, and Your Best Race Times Ever
by Matt Fitzgerald
This newest addition to the heralded Runner’ s World series offers runners up-to-date nutrition advice based on the latest science.




Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your LifeLetting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life
by Daniel T. Drubin
This short and practical guide reveals that the keys to success in both business and in life are finding out what one doesn't need and then getting rid of it.



Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer
by Susan Britton Whitcomb
A giant compendium of advice and before-and-after resume transformations explains resume creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work.







Lisey's Story

Lisey's Story
by Stephen King
Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark, and Lisey Landon must confront both. King's most personal and powerful book to date is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.



Plain Truth

 Plain Truth
by Jodi Picoult
A dead baby is discovered in the barn of an Amish farmer and it apparently did not die of natural causes. Philadelphia defense lawyer, Ellie Hathaway is visiting her great Aunt Leda when she is called upon to defend an 18 year old Amish girl.




Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People
by Jane Bryant Quinn
The author of "Making the Most of Your Money" presents a clear and efficient guide to creating a sound financial plan that will virtually run itself. Quinn maintains readers only need a handful of simple, low-cost financial products and strategies.




Things We Once Held Dear

Things We Once Held Dear
by Ann Tatlock
The author of "All the Way Home" returns with the story of a newly widowed man who returns to his hometown to face an old tragedy. Will reconnecting with his past lead to Neil's rediscovering the validity of his childhood faith?






Ghost Dancer: A Thriller

Ghost Dancer: A Thriller
by John Case
Jack Wilson, brilliant mathematician and diabolical madman, plans to adapt a harmonic resonance weapon to dismantle the technologically interdependent components of Western civilization.




Cross My HeartCross My Heart
by Carly Phillips
Lacey Kincaid is a classic New York success story. As the owner of Odd Jobs, she's gone from rags to riches....sort of. Because Lacey's harboring a secret-she was born Lillian Dumont, and spent her childhood with a silver spoon in her mouth, until the deaths of her wealthy parents and the evil schemes of an abusive uncle forced her to take drastic measures.




The Poet

The Poet
by Michael Connelly
Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write -- and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large, His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. His latest victim: McEvoy's own brother. And his last may be McEvoy himself.



The Devil in the Junior LeagueThe Devil in the Junior League
by Linda Francis Lee
Former Junior Leaguer Linda Francis Lee has crafted a scandalously delicious novel that takes you deep into the heart of Texas Blueblood society.







The Book of Lost ThingsThe Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly
In the tradition of C.S. Lewis and Gregory Maguire's "Wicked," bestselling author Connolly ("The Black Angel") offers a creative coming-of-age story about one boy's journey into adulthood by combining dramatic themes with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a fantastical imagination.




Bloody Harvests Bloody Harvests
by Richard Kunzmann
On the outskirts of shimmering Johannesburg, Detective Harry Mason and his crew are summoned to a grisly crime scene. By all accounts, discovering the mutilated corpse of a young child is a horrific and heart-wrenching task. But in the South African city, where some citizens still cling to the nation's mythological past, there is much more at stake.




A Safe Place for DyingA Safe Place for Dying
by Jack Fredrickson
An extortion letter arrives at Crystal Waters, one of Chicago’ s wealthiest gated communities. It makes no specific threats, gives no instructions, demands only that $50,000 be gotten ready---chump change for an enclave where the cheapest house is worth three million. It’ s easy to see it as harmless---a note from a nut.



A Single Eye: A Darcy Lott MysteryA Single Eye: A Darcy Lott Mystery
by Susan Dunlap
After a terrifying stunt gone wrong leaves her plummeting into the tops of forest trees, a shaken Darcy Lott is dispatched by her Zen master to a remote monastery in California's redwood forest to face her worst fear -- but also to deliver a message. This monastery has its own secrets. A student has disappeared and is feared dead. 



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