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March 2006
Volume 1 Issue 3

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The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin SagaThe Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
by Edward Rutherfurd

A tale of fierce battles, hot-blooded romances, and family and political intrigues, "The Rebels of Ireland" brings the story begun in "The Princes of Ireland" to a stunning conclusion.

Skinner's DriftSkinner's Drift
by Lisa Fugard
In this beautiful and brutal debut, the new South Africa comes to life with its violent history, as Eva van Rensburg must do when she confronts her dying father with a terrible secret from her childhood.

In the Company of the CourtesanIn the Company of the Courtesan
by Sarah Dunant

Set in Renaissance Italy, this follow-up to Dunant's "The Birth of Venus" recounts the fantastic escapades of Bucino Teodoldo, a wily dwarf, and his mistress, celebrated courtesan Fiammetta Bianchini, who escape to Venice where intrigue awaits.

The Life All Around Me by Ellen FosterThe Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster
by Kaye Gibbons

A sequel to the now-classic "Ellen Foster" picks up Ellen's life five years later, at 15, with a new mother, a home, a mind too large for her surroundings, and a brave and compassionate


The Google StoryThe Google Story
by David A. Vise

The definitive account of the populist media company powered by the world's most advanced technology that in a few short years has revolutionized access to information about everything for everybody everywhere. 


Mass Affluence: Seven New Rules of Marketing to Today's ConsumerMass Affluence: Seven New Rules of Marketing to Today's Consumer
by Paul Nunes

Based on extensive research on far more affluent consumers with larger disposable incomes, the authors argue that the rules for mass marketing must be rewritten and outline seven new rules for capturing this largely ignored market.


The Body Noble: 20 Minutes to a Hot Body with Hollywood's Coolest TrainerThe Body Noble: 20 Minutes to a Hot Body with Hollywood's Coolest Trainer
by Derek Noble

Would you like to get a lean, fit body, feel reenergized and stress-free, and stay in great shape without having to hire a personal trainer, race off to an exercise class, or turn your life upside down? Now you can.


Staying at a Lighthouse, 2nd: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse InnsStaying at a Lighthouse, 2nd: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse Inns
by John Grant

Staying at a Lighthouse takes you on a guided tour of more than two dozen towers that welcome you to spend the night. Inside you'll find brief histories of the lights and their surrounding areas, descriptions of the accommodations and what you can expect, directions, seasons of operation, rates, and more.



The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can Be ResolvedThe Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can Be Resolved
by Alan M. Dershowitz

"Alan Dershowitz has been on the forefront of making the case for Israel and against terrorism.  He confronts these difficulties with insight and with the benefit of years of experience."--Ariel Sharon

Ten Thousand IslandsTen Thousand Islands
by Randy Wayne White

Filled with crackling prose and atmosphere, and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Ten Thousand Islands is a triumph of storytelling. "We'll always drop anything to read a new Randy Wayne White novel, and be glad we did." --The Denver Post


Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know NowToo Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now
by Gordon Livingston

Psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Livingston has spent the past three decades "listening to other people's most intimate secrets and troubles." Having endured his own fair share of loss and sorrow, Livingston has come to recognize 30 truths that everyone needs to learn before it's too late.  

A Sudden, Fearful DeathA Sudden, Fearful Death
by Anne Perry

Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had worked with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, is found strangled to death in a London hospital. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime. Gradually, Monk assembles the portrait of a remarkable woman. Yet he also discerns the shadow of a tragic evil and a frightening glimmer of his own eclipsed past . . .



Ordinary HeroesOrdinary Heroes
by Scott Turow

In reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield during World War II, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart Dubinsky gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father's character, and of the brutal nature of war itself.

The Good LifeThe Good Life
by Jay McInerney

Rich with characters and events both comic and harrowing, this novel reveals a time and place, and the lives impacted by the events that occurred on 9/11 in New York--people battered by memory, regret, and unimaginable shock and yet determined to discover what the good life truly is.

Death DanceDeath Dance
by Linda A. Fairstein

The bestselling author of "Entombed" goes behind the scenes of New York City's theater world--from Broadway to Lincoln Center--in this riveting Alexandra Cooper thriller rich with authenticity, history, and suspense.

The Constant PrincessThe Constant Princess
by Philippa Gregory

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Virgin's Lover," this enthralling new novel answers one of history's most intriguing questions: What lay behind Katherine of Aragon's enormous, history-changing lie?


White TigerWhite Tiger
by Michael Allen Dymmoch

Michael Allen Dymmoch has faultlessly linked the horrors of the war in Vietnam, from the viewpoints of those on both sides of the conflict and also from the hearts and minds of two very different men, and has woven them into a thrilling story of terror in the past and in the very present Now.


Demon of the Air: An Aztec MysteryDemon of the Air: An Aztec Mystery
by Simon Levack

"A very exciting murder mystery mixed with a mordant sense of humor and a firm grasp of the history and culture of the period. A marvelous read."
---Paul Doherty, author of the Brother Athelstan series

Rampart StreetRampart Street
by David Fulmer

As the third Storyville mystery begins, Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr is drawn reluctantly into the investigation of the murder of a well-to-do gentleman. Then another wealthy society man turns up dead. Valentin probes deeper even as the city's most powerful leaders pressure him to drop the investigation.


A Dark and Deadly DeceptionA Dark and Deadly Deception
by Eleanor Taylor Bland

Suburban Chicago homicide detective Marti MacAlister and her partner Matthew Jessenovik investigate the death of a Hollywood actress, a crime that appears to be related to the skeletal remains of another gunshot victim found in an old building.



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