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Fresh Picks Fresh Picks June 2007
June 2007
Volume 2 Issue 6

Fiction  Non-Fiction  Downloadable Audiobooks  Audiobooks  Under the Radar

Welcome to Fresh Picks for the month of  June! This month's newsletter contains the usual wide variety of titles to spark your interest. We're particularly pleased to include Mark Mills',  The Savage Garden. You'll find it in the Under the Radar category.


The Lumiere Affair: A Novel of Cannes

The Lumiere Affair: A Novel of Cannes
by Sara Voorhees 

Set against the enchanting background of the Cannes Film Festival, this is a tender, funny, sexy story of one woman's journey to find the missing puzzle pieces of her past.


Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense

Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense
by Jonathan Santlofer

Featuring provocative sketches throughout, this novel of visual suspense offers a truly radical way of storytelling that is sure to enthrall thriller fans.




by Natalie Danford

After the death of her father, Olivia travels to her father's hometown in Italy. As she delves into her father's past. she soon sees beneath the mythic surface of this charming environment and uncovers the unsettling secret that caused her father to leave his family and country behind.



Lion EyesLion Eyes
by Claire Berlinski

"Clever and witty, Lion Eyes showcases intriguing characters, exotic locales, snappy double entendres, clever spy games, and the forbidden pleasure of reading other people’ s mail. Claire Berlinski (the real Claire Berlinshi, that is) expertly plots out chance and chase, love and lies, and brings it all together with intelligence, counterintelligence, and a dossier full of humor.






Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
by Blair Witherington

Florida has 1200 miles of coastline, 700 miles of which are sandy beaches. Exploring along those beaches offers encounters with myriads of plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. This book offers descriptive accounts of 822 items, 983 color images, and 431 maps.



Natural Florida LandscapingNatural Florida Landscaping
by Dan Walton

As Florida is developed the native flora is often replaced with non-native plants. Wildlife habitat is reduced; water, fertilizer and pesticide usage increases. You can help reduce the damage being done to our ecosystems by viewing your yard as part of the natural system. This book will help you make a plan that will work for your yard and use the native plants that will thrive there.



Florida's Fairways: 60 Alluring and Affordable Golf Courses from the Panhandle to the KeysFlorida's Fairways: 60 Alluring and Affordable Golf Courses from the Panhandle to the Keys
by Alan K. Moore

For weekend duffers to pros and everyone in between, this veteran golf writer shares his choicest spots to enjoy a round of 18.




Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.

Told through a colorful cast of characters including Walt Disney, Jeb Bush and Texas oilman Boone Pickens, "Mirage" ferries the reader through the key water-supply issues facing America and the globe: water wars, the politics of development, inequities in the price of water, the bottled-water industry, privatization, and new-water-supply schemes.





The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama

The rising democratic star and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Dreams From My Father" invokes the hopes and ideals that have made "our improbable experiment in democracy" work and proclaims his vision for more authentic politics.



Brother Odd

Brother Odd
by Dean R. Koontz

Koontz's beloved hero, who triumphed in two "New York Times" bestsellers, leaves the small desert town of Pico Mundo for the solitude and peace of an isolated monastery as he tries to find a way to live fully again.




Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
by Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan, host of TVUs "The Dog Whisperer," offers a fresh and highly readable, commonsense guide to understanding dog behavior and correcting common dog problems.



Dark Light

Dark Light
by Randy Wayne White

When a hurricane uncovers a long-forgotten shipwreck, Doc Ford is led to an old woman in a secluded mansion. Her story of the wreck draws Doc into a decades-old mystery of murder in White's compelling "New York Times" bestseller.







The ReligionThe Religion
by Tim Willocks

Willocks, a novelist ("Bad City Blues") and screenwriter ("Sin"), strikes gold with this epic account of the Turkish siege of Malta in 1565--the first of a planned trilogy featuring Mattias Tannhauser, the son of a Saxon blacksmith.



The Chrysalis

The Chrysalis
by H. B. Terrell

An international thriller that spans centuries, this stunning debut traces a mysterious Dutch masterpiece through the clutches of the Nazis and into the dark underbelly of today's art world.



Storm Runners

Storm Runners
by T. Jefferson Parker

From the bestselling author of "The Fallen" and "California Girl" comes the powerfully wrought novel of a damaged former cop who must outwit a brutal and cunning adversary.



Natural Born Charmer

Natural Born Charmer
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"New York Times" bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is back with a fabulously funny novel that returns to the turf of her "Match Me If You Can." Quarterback Dean Robillard takes to the road during the off season and finds Blue walking along in a beaver costume. Blue is cautious when it comes to love, but her defenses are no match for a determined competitor like Dean.







by Sherman Alexie

A gifted and accomplished storyteller returns with a powerful and timely novel of a troubled foster teenager. Simultaneously wrenching and deeply humorous, wholly contemporary yet steeped in American history, "Flight" is irrepressible, fearless, and groundbreaking.



Five Skies

Five Skies
by Ron Carlson

Award-winning short story writer Carlsons first novel in 30 years delivers a stirring tale about three men confronting their pasts and their purpose.




In the Tenth HouseIn the Tenth House
by Laura Dietz 

In this riveting debut set in Victorian England, a medium with an exclusive clientele is pursued by an upper-class doctor determined to prove that she is a fraud.



The Savage GardenThe Savage Garden
by Mark Mills

Set in the Tuscan hills, this new work by the bestselling author of "Amagansett" is the story of two murders, 400 years apart--and the ties that bind them.



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