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Fresh Picks
February 2007
Volume 2 Issue 2

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  February! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Donis Casey's The Old Buzzard Had It Coming. You'll find it in the Under the Radar category.


Valentine: A Love StoryValentine: A Love Story
by Chet Raymo

In this novel that explores the life of St. Valentine, Raymo draws on the tradition that Valentine was a physician in love with the blind Julia to thread his way through the fabric of romance while illuminating the world of the Roman Empire of Claudius II.



White Blood

White Blood
by James Fleming

An epic novel of Russia on the eve of revolution  The son of an English father and a Russian mother, Charlie Doig is a big man, big in stature and big in spirit. A naturalist, he roughs it around the world collecting birds and insects for museums. In 1914 he is on a mission for the Academy of Sciences in Russian Turkestan when war breaks out. Doig, has no intention of volunteering to be killed.



Tempting the WolfTempting the Wolf
by Lois Greiman

Greiman's sexy Men of the Mist trilogy continues in this second entry featuring O'Banyon, the "Irish Wolf"--a proud, strong, and dangerous hero who must complete the destiny he left unfulfilled, and claim the love that is his just reward.



Red Hat Society's Acting Their AgeRed Hat Society's Acting Their Age
by Regina Hale Sutherland

The Red Hat Society has officially sanctioned a trio of novels about love, relationships, and happiness over the age of 50. Cafe owners Mia McAfee and Leanne Chilton try to help a runaway teenager, but when Sheriff Cade Sloane shows an interest in the widowed Mia, will she trust him with the truth? 







Bogie: A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart

Bogie: A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart
by Stephen Humphrey Bogart

In the fifty years since his death in 1957 Humphrey Bogart has firmly established his position as one of the iconic figures in the history of cinema, a star of the same magnitude as Monroe, Gable or Chaplin, and the personaification of one of Hollywood's most enduring genres, film noir.


Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor MarketChutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor Market
by Katherine S. Newman

Now that the welfare system has been largely dismantled, the fate of America's poor depends on what happens to them in the low-wage labor market. 



Why Does My Dog Act That Way?: A Complete Guide to Your Dog's Personality

Why Does My Dog Act That Way?: A Complete Guide to Your Dog's Personality
by Stanley Coren

A uniquely complete guide to dog psychology with the mixture of entertaining anecdotes and scientific data that Coren's fan have come to expect and enjoy, "Why Does My Dog Act That Way?" will draw dog owners in packs.



The First Men in: U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-DayThe First Men in: U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day
by Ed Ruggero

Often outnumbered and frequently outgunned, the men of the 82nd Airborne Division accomplished every mission, held every piece of ground gained, and helped secure the success of the greatest amphibious invasion in history 






The WeddingThe Wedding
by Julie Garwood

Captured by and married to the savage-looking warrior leader Connor MacAlister, Lady Brenna never hopes for love from the husband who claims to want her only in order to acquire an heir, until she learns about his true feelings.



Le MariageLe Divorce
by Diane Johnson

Pregnant and recently abandoned by her husband, Roxeanne Walker de Persand has her sister, Isabel, come to Paris to help her through this period as the powerful Persand family pushes for a divorce and control of a valuable Walker family heirloom.




by Timmothy B. McCann

Giving up her successful career as an actress to marry Phillip Evans, Joi Weston finds her marriage in shambles when Phillip decides to pursue a political career and she has a romantic encounter with passionate writer Michael Brockmier.



Fun Is Good: How to Create Joy & Passion in Your Workplace & Career

Fun Is Good: How to Create Joy & Passion in Your Workplace & Career
by Mike Veeck

Author and maverick marketing whiz Veeck presents his simple no-fail formula for business success: Make work fun to create a culture where the best people will want to work and customers will want to spend their money.





Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter
by Jayne Castle

After leaving her too-secretive fianc--ghost hunter Cooper Boone--botanist Elly St. Clair starts over in Cadence City. But when one of her new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs, Cooper turns up just in time to help, and this time he's holding nothing back.



Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart
by Fern Michaels

Since Paul came into her life, strange things have been happening to Josie. Could her late mother be sending her a message about finding love where one least expects to find it?



Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier

Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his prewar sweetheart. 



The Interpretation of Murder

The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld

In this ingenious, suspenseful historical thriller, Sigmund Freud is drawn into the mind of a sadistic killer who is savagely attacking Manhattan's wealthiest heiresses.







The Song Is You

The Song Is You
by Megan Abbott

From Edgar( Award-nominated novelist Megan Abbott, who makes "devotees of Cain and Chandler fall down and beg for mercy" ("The Hollywood Reporter"), comes an imaginative new novel about the mysterious murder of an actress that remains unsolved today.


The Old Buzzard Had It Coming: An Alafair Tucker Mystery

The Old Buzzard Had It Coming: An Alafair Tucker Mystery
by Donis Casey

One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss.


Hot WiredHot Wired
by Jane Isenberg

When a former student, who posted a vengeful rap about college professor Bel Barrett on the Internet, winds up dead, Bel must find the killer to save her career and clear her name.



Side Effects: A New Orleans Love Story

Side Effects: A New Orleans Love Story
by Patty Friedmann

Told in third person from the alternating points of view of three employees in a New Orleans pharmacy, this classic novel follows their friendship, their families' feuds, and their love lives.





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