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Fresh Picks
March  2007
Volume 2 Issue 3

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  April! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Sena Jeter Naslund'sAbundance.  You'll find it in the audiobooks category.


The Time It Takes to Fall
by Margaret Lazarus Dean 

In January 1986, the "Challenger" disaster shocked the world. The ensuing investigation threatens to tear Dolores Haye's family and community apart.


Mistress of the Art of Death

Mistress of the Art of Death
by Ariana Franklin

Set in medieval England, this chilling, mesmerizing novel combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of historical fiction, as a Mistress of the art of death--an early version of a medical examiner--arrives in Cambridge from Italy to investigate the suspicious deaths of four children.



Ines of My Soul

Ines of My Soul
by Isabel Allende

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Portrait in Sepia" comes a captivating new novel that chronicles the brave deeds and passionate loves of Ines Surez, a spirited woman who journeys to the New World and helps establish the nation of Chile.



Sufficient GraceSufficient Grace
by Darnell Arnoult

Gracie Hollaman hears voices in her head that tell her to get in a car and leave her entire life behind. On her journey, she meets Mama Toot and Mattie, while at home her husband Ed struggles to begin a new life for himself. .






HDTV for DummiesHDTV for Dummies
by Danny Briere

Plasma or LCD? 720p or 1080p? Blu-ray or HD DVD? Confused? What you need is this handy guide — it answers those questions and a whole lot more. It helps you choose the right HDTV for your needs, find sources of HDTV broadcasts, install and configure your system, and hook up cool HDTV sources like disc players, PCs, and game consoles.



How She Does ItHow She Does It: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Rules of Business Success
by Margaret Heffernan

Working women will find a true advocate in Heffernan, who redefines power andthe nature of success for the 21st century.



The Sister Knot

The Sister Knot: Why We Fight, Why We're Jealous, and Why We'll Love Each Other No Matter What
by Terri Apter 

Breaking new ground in women's psychology, an exploration of the intricacy, friction, and love in the bonds between sisters, Apter reveals their key role in understanding all relationships among women. 



Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food AllergiesUnderstanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies
by Scott H. Sicherer

For children with food allergies, eating -- one of the basic functions of life -- can be a nightmare. Children who suffer or become dangerously ill after eating peanuts, seafood, milk, eggs, wheat, or a host of other foods require constant vigilance from caring, concerned parents, teachers.








Cat on the ScentCat on the Scent
by Rita Mae Brown 

Rita Mae Brown returns to bring feline mystery to a new level. Crozet, Virginia, is a pretty sleepy place, but during a Civil War reenactment, a murder occurs, and postmistress and amateur sleuth Harry Harristeen and her three pets are soon on the prowl looking for the killer.



The Last Templar

The Last Templar
by Raymond Khoury

An antiterrorist specialist and an archeologist are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading Knights of Templar--a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover a lost secret.


Trump Strategies for Real Estate

Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor
by George H. Ross

Donald Trump is the world's most famous real estate billionaire. Now, George Ross, Trump's closest advisor for twenty-five years reveals the core real estate investing strategies that made Trump so successful.



Come the Spring

Come the Spring
by Julie Garwood

Garwood brings her irresistible and heartwarming wit to a delightful love story featuring the unforgettable frontier family, the Claybornes of Blue Belle, Montana.






The Messenger

The Messenger
by Daniel Silva

Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer, photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever.




The Winter of Frankie Machine

The Winter of Frankie Machine
by Don Winslow

A blistering new take on the Mafia story--and the basis of a forthcoming film starring Robert De Niro--comes from the author of "The Death and Life of Bobby Z."



Just Above a Whisper

Just Above a Whisper

by Lori Wick

When faith and restoration are common ground, can the attraction between two people grow from a whisper of understanding into a proclamation of love?


The Prisoner of Guantanamo

The Prisoner of Guantanamo
by Dan Fesperman

Revere Falk--an FBI veteran and Arabic speaker--is an interrogator at "Gitmo," assigned to a Yemeni prisoner who may have valuable information about al Qaeda. But these duties are temporarily suspended when the body of an American soldier is found washed ashore in Cuban territory..





A Corpse in the Koryo

A Corpse in the Koryo
by James Church 

Against the backdrop of a totalitarian North Korea, one man unwillingly uncovers the truth behind a series of murders, and wagers his life in the process.



The Hard Way

The Hard Way
by Carol Lea Benjamin

Private investigator Rachel Alexander and her pit bull Dashiell once again team up in this gritty mystery from a former detective and noted dog trainer turned acclaimed mystery writer.



Color of the SeaColor of the Sea
by John Hamamura

Growing up in a time between wars, Sam Hamada finds that the culture of his native Japan is never far from his heart. Sam is rapidly learning the code of the samurai in the late 1930s on the lush Hawaiian Islands, where he is slowly coming into his own as a son and a man.




by Yael Goldstein

A beautifully written, strikingly accomplished debut novel about love, music, and the complex relationship between mothers and daughters --at once a captivating glimpse into lives lived passionately and a subtle exploration of the nature of genius, it is the perfect book for fans of "Bel Canto" and "Amy and Isabelle."



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