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Fresh Picks
April  2007
Volume 2 Issue 4

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.



 

Con Ed

Con Ed
by Matthew Klein

This darkly comic debut novel is about the world's greatest con man (before he got busted), the con man's son (who's in debt to the Russian mob), and a billionaire's beautiful wife (who's got an evil plan).


 

Winterton Blue

Winterton Blue
by Trezza Azzopardi

At once a powerful love story and an intricately plotted mystery, this is the third novel from the award-winning and bestselling author--a moving and amusing testament to the tenacious staying power of family and memory.

 

 

Pilate's Wife: A Novel of the Roman Empire

Pilate's Wife: A Novel of the Roman Empire
by Antoinette May 

The co-author of the "New York Times" bestselling "Adventures of a Psychic," a biography of clairvoyant Sylvia Browne, makes her fiction debut with this awe-inspiring retelling of the last days of Jesus, as seen through the eyes of the wife of Pontius Pilate.

 

 

Zoia's Gold Zoia's Gold
by Philip Sington 

Drawing directly from the private papers of Russian artist Madame Zoia (1903-1999), the last surviving member of the Romanov court, Sington seamlessly merges past and present, fact and fiction into a bewitching, psychological detective story that reveals the underbelly of the art world and the secret history of Zoia's life.

 

 

 

 

 

Escape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground RailroadEscape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad
by Mary Kay Ricks 

A story of people, politics, and power, this gripping narrative is about a schooner named the "Pearl" and of the 70 slaves who embarked on one of the most audacious escapes in American history.

 

 

The Everything Retirement Planning Book: A Complete Guide to Managing Your Investments Securing Your Future and Enjoying Life to the FullestThe Everything Retirement Planning Book: A Complete Guide to Managing Your Investments Securing Your Future and Enjoying Life to the Fullest
by Judith Harrington 

No matter what your dream for retirement-traveling the world, relocating to an exciting new city, or just spending more time with family-you can make that dream come true.

 

 

Making Room: Finding Space in Unexpected Places

Making Room: Finding Space in Unexpected Places
by Wendy Adler Jordan

With 101 creative ways to make a house feel bigger without adding on or tearing down walls, this volume contains 40 examples that illustrate how small renovations can yield big results.

 

 

I've Got Your Back: The Truth about Spine Surgery, Straight from a SurgeonI've Got Your Back: The Truth about Spine Surgery, Straight from a Surgeon
by Nathaniel L. Tindel

A leading back surgeon reveals the truth about--and the alternatives to--back surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stolen MagicStolen Magic
by M. J. Putney 

In this second romantic fantasy (after 2004's A Kiss of Fate), Putney continues the story of the Earl of Falconer the chief enforcer of the Guardian Council. They oversee the use of magic in 18th-century Britain.

 

 

Good Luck: Creating the Conditions for Success in Life and Business

Good Luck: Creating the Conditions for Success in Life and Business
by Alex Rovira


The International Best-Seller That Has Swept the World– A Simple Yet Powerful Tale About How to Seize Opportunity and Achieve Success in One’ s Life and Work.


 

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
by Bob Woodward

After two #1 "New York Times" bestsellers on the Bush administration's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Woodward's new book on the Bush White House again provides an unparalleled, intimate account of the present state of national security decision-making.

 

 

When Joy Came to Stay

When Joy Came to Stay
by Karen Kingsbury

Maggie Stovall is trapped inside a person she's spent years carefully crafting. Now the truth about who she is - and what she's done - is bursting to the surface and sending Maggie into a spiral of despair. Can Maggie allow God to take her to a place of ultimate honesty - before it's too late?

 

 

 

 

 

Abundance, a Novel of Marie Antoinette

Abundance, a Novel of Marie Antoinette
by Sena Jeter Naslund

From the author of "Ahab's Wife" and "Four Spirits" comes her most astonishing work yet--a portrait of a young queen called Marie Antoinette.

 

 

 

Golden Threads

Golden Threads
by Kay Hooper


Lara Callahan and Devon Shane are both involved in a theater production in the small town of Pinewood. But Lara has a secret past, and she may be in danger. And Devon isn't exactly who he seems--is he Lara's enemy or her savior?

 

 

John's Story: The Last Eyewitness (the Jesus Chronicles)

John's Story: The Last Eyewitness (the Jesus Chronicles)
by Tim LaHaye


LaHaye and Jenkins team up again for a brand-new series about the life of Jesus, as told by the four writers of the gospels. John, a once-broken man, was forever changed the moment he met the mysterious stranger from Nazareth, his heart opened by the One whom he discovered to be the Son of God.

 

The Guy Not Taken: Stories

The Guy Not Taken: Stories
by Jennifer Weiner 

Weiner's 11 stories of smart, acerbic, 30-something women who battle dating damage and broken childhoods as they come to terms—and in some cases, heal—from disappointment and neglect.

 

 

 

 

Disturbing the Dead

Disturbing the Dead
by Sandra Parshall

Tom Bridger thought he had escaped his mountain community's prejudice when he left to work for the Richmond, Virginia, Police Department. When a family tragedy brings him back home and into his father's job as sheriff's deputy, he discovers that his father was not the man he idolized.

 

 

Against the Day

Against the Day
by Thomas Pynchon

Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, and elsewhere.

 

 

The Angels of Morgan HillThe Angels of Morgan Hill
by Donna VanLiere


From the author of the blockbuster Christmas Hope series comes a breakout novel of faith, family, and hope. The small town of Morgan Hill, Tennessee, is turned upside down in 1947 when the Turners become the first black family ever to move into the area.

 

 

Chow Down

Chow Down
by Laurien Berenson


When Melanie receives a letter telling her that her Standard Poodle, Faith, is one of five finalists competing to be spokesdog for Chow Down dog food, she's mystified--until her nine-year-old son Davey admits to entering the contest. Melanie and Faith travel to New York for the reception only to find that for some dog lovers, winning is a deadly serious matter.

 

 

 
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