December 4, 2006

The Gift of Holiday Reading

Posted in Fiction at 6:00 am by LibraryClerk

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‘Feel-good-books’ for the holiday season are waiting for you at the library! Each month we receive 30 of the hottest fiction books. Stop by and pick one (or 2 or 3) up today!

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December 3, 2006

Brother Odd / Dean Koontz

Posted in Fiction at 8:40 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC KOO

No one could have imagined Odd Thomas ever leaving the perfect quirky comfort of Pibrother-odd.jpgco Mundo, least of all Odd himself. The little desert town that nurtured Odd all his life is the locus of everything he holds dear-his loyal friends, his ghostly confidants, and the place where he loved and lost his soul mate, the irreplaceable Stormy Llewellyn. Yet leave it he has, to embrace the solitude and peace of an isolated monastery high in the western mountains as he tries to find a way to live fully again.

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Wild Fire: A Novel / Nelson DeMille

Posted in Fiction at 7:54 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC DEM

Welcome to the Custer Hill Club – a men’s club set in an Adirondack hunting lodge whwild-fire.jpgose members include some of America’s most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to relax with old friends. But one fall weekend, the club’s Executive Board gathers to talk about 9/11 – and finalize a retaliation plan, known only by its code name: WILD FIRE. Read the rest of this entry »

The Body in the Ivy: A Faith Fairchild Mystery / Katherine Hall Page

Posted in Fiction at 7:48 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC PAG

In 1970, body-in-ivy.jpga popular, wealthy student, Hélène Prince, fell to her death just before her graduation from Pelham College. The police ruled it a suicide, but Prin’s twin sister never believed the official account of the events. Thirty years later, now an internationally known bestselling suspense writer, she’s still yearning for an answer.
Enter Faith Fairchild, a caterer, sometime sleuth, and, most significant in this case, the sister of a Pelham grad. Read the rest of this entry »

Born in Death/ J.D. Robb

Posted in Fiction at 7:43 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC ROB

Eborn-in-death.gifve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers – both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm – are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn’t leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that’s supposedly what friends are for. Read the rest of this entry »

The Long Night of Winchell Dear: A Novel / Robert James Waller

Posted in Fiction at 7:39 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC WAL

Waller, of The Bridges of Madison County fame, takes readers to the unforgiving terralong-night.jpgin of south Texas in his 10th novel. Seventy-seven-year-old Winchell Dear has made a good life for himself as an honest poker player, including acquiring his 45,000-acre ranch (named “Two Pair” in honor of the hand he bluffed to win the land). So when his gambler’s sixth sense tells him trouble is in the air, Winchell tucks a gun into his boot and waits out whatever’s on the way.

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I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online / Dixie Cash

Posted in Fiction at 7:31 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC CAS

To single mom Allison Barker, men are a heap of heartbreak. So when her ti-gave-you.jpgwelve-year-old daughter confesses that she’s posted Allison’s profile on an Internet matchmaking service and has been pretending to be her mom, Allison hits the roof . . . just before the doorbell rings. Standing on the porch is her date-he’s Hollywood handsome and all male and he looks somehow familiar.

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What I Know For Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America / Tavis Smiley

Posted in Fiction at 7:27 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: B SMI

Tavis Smiley grew up in a family of thirteen in a small trailer in Indiana, where money what-i-know.jpgwas scarce and the sight of other black faces even scarcer. One of only a few African American kids in his high school, he grew up feeling like an outsider because of his race, his Pentecostal religious beliefs, and his family’s poverty. At home, the trust and support he felt from his family was shattered when his father, in a moment of rage, beat him with an electrical cord, sending him to the hospital. Placed in foster care for a time, it took Tavis years to bridge the emotional chasm between him and his parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Spellbinder: A Love Story With Magical Interruptions / Melanie Rawn

Posted in Fiction at 4:39 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC RAW

There is magic in the big city…literally. New York City has a small, and by preference dspellbinder.jpgiscrete, population of witches and wizards who live and love and go dancing just like everyone else. Holly McClure is one of them, a successful writer who tries to ignore her heritage, except when the local Magistrate needs her special gift in his coven. Holly is far more interested in Evan Lachlan, the handsome federal marshal who works with her best friend, assistant district attorney Susannah Wingfield. Read the rest of this entry »

Missing Memeber: A Me & Mr.Jones Mystery / Jo-Ann Power

Posted in Fiction at 4:34 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC POW

Few Americans remember these days that politics can be funny. But Texas conmissing-member.jpggresswoman Carly Wagner knows this firsthand. She won her first election delivering one-liners about her opponent that made people chuckle so hard they voted her into his seat. She won not only because she could outtalk her rival but also because she wasn’t shy about employing her sexy contralto, big baby browns, and the long legs that once got her the crown of Miss Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

A Christmas Secret: A Novel / Anne Perry

Posted in Fiction at 3:37 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC PER

Anne christmas-secret2.gifPerry gives her fans a marvelous gift: a new yuletide yarn full of light celebration and dark mischief. Dominic Corde is thrilled to “fill the robe” as substitute vicar in the village of Cottisham, while the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas holiday. Glad to escape his dreary London flat and a less-than-satisfying job as church curate, Dominic and his beloved wife, Clarice, set off for what they hope will be a lovely winter getaway. Read the rest of this entry »

Bleeding Hearts: A Novel / Ian Rankin

Posted in Fiction at 3:25 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC RAN

Michael Weston is paid well to do his work and ask no questions. When you’re a bleeding-hearts.jpgprofessional assassin, total secrecy is part of the job. But after a successful mission in London, the police are immediately on his tail. How did they know how to find him? And who is his anonymous employer? Why did he or she want his target, a TV reporter, killed? Was he set up from the start? Read the rest of this entry »

The Blue Sky: A Novel / Galsan Tschinag

Posted in Fiction at 3:19 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC TSC

In thblue-sky.jpge Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, the nomadic Tuvan people’s ancient way of life is colliding with the pervasive influence of modernity. For the young shepherd boy Dshurukuwaa, the confrontation comes in stages. First his older siblings leave the family yurt to attend a distant boarding school, followed by the death of his beloved grandmother and with it, the connection to the tribe’s traditions and deep relationship to the land. Read the rest of this entry »

Sleight of Hand / Kate Wilhelm

Posted in Fiction at 3:15 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC WIL

At tsleight.jpghe start of Wilhelm’s compelling eighth novel to feature DA Barbara Holloway (after 2003’s Clear and Convincing Proof), Wally Lederer, a former pickpocket who once served jail time, has retired from a successful Las Vegas stage career and returned home to Eugene, Ore., with his devoted wife, Meg, only to be accused of the theft of a valuable antique by an old childhood friend, Jay Wilkins. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring and Fall: A novel / Nicholas Delbanco

Posted in Fiction at 3:12 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC DEL

She spring-and-fall.gifdid not write him, or e-mail, or call. She thought about him often, as Lawrence no doubt had thought about her, but more than forty years had passed and the spilled milk was long since evaporated and water far under the bridge. There was nothing to say to him, nothing to ask, and no way to begin. Hiya, remember me? Read the rest of this entry »

Truck: A Love Story / Michael Perry

Posted in Fiction at 2:59 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC PER

Thtruck.gife author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track. “All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck,” says Michael Perry. “That, and plant my garden. Then I met this woman. . . .” Read the rest of this entry »

Cross / James Patterson

Posted in Fiction at 2:53 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC PAT

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an cross1.gifunknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive-bys in D.C.’s rough neighborhoods. Read the rest of this entry »

Queen of Swords / Sara Donati

Posted in Fiction at 2:51 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC DON

It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spequeen-of-swords.jpgnt more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke’s wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet’s rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they’d hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke’s son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. Read the rest of this entry »

The Willow Field / William Kittredge

Posted in Fiction at 1:24 pm by LibraryClerk

Call number: FIC KIT

Annie Dillard has called him “one of our finest writers.” Jane Smiley has declared his vwillow-field.jpgoice “prophetic.” Now, at long last-after two collections of stories, another two of essays, and the heralded memoir A Hole in the Sky-William Kittredge gives us his first novel: an epic that stretches over the twentieth century, from the settlers, cowboys, and gamblers who opened up this country to the landholders and politicians who ran it. Read the rest of this entry »

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