Friday, October 26, 2007

New books and media for November 07


Abbott, Megan E. Queenpin : a novel. 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c2007.

A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. Notoriously cunning and ruthless, Gloria shows her eager young protégée the ropes, ushering her into a glittering demimonde of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlors, inside heists, and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet—as long as she doesn’t take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. . .

Abraham, Daniel. A betrayal in winter. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

Set 15 years after the events of 2006’s A Shadow in Summer, Abraham’s clever second novel follows the tribulations of Otah Machi, the sixth son of the Khai Machi. (From Publishers Weekly).

Allison, Will. What you have left : a novel. New York : Free Press, c2007.

Five-year-old Holly Greer, abandoned by her father in 1976 on the day of her mother’s funeral, is reunited with him thirty years later and struggles to find out if their relationship is worth salvaging.

Amirrezvani, Anita. The blood of flowers : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.

The death of her father leads a teenage girl in seventeenth-century Iran to go live with her mother as a servant in the home of her uncle, a wealthy rug designer in the court of the Shah, where she is able to develop her talent for rug design—a skill that becomes vital to her survival after her lack of a dowry forces her into a contract marriage, renewable every three months, with the son of a horse trader.

Andrews, Sarah. In cold pursuit. 1st ed. New York : St.Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Valena Walker heads to Antarctica to study glaciology with Dr. Emmett Vanderzee, but when she arrives, she learns the professor has been arrested for murder, and decides to clear the professor’s name in order to protect her own work.

Andrews, Donna. The penguin who knew too much. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Meg Langslow is pulled into another mystery when she discovers a group of penguins and a dead body hiding in her father’s basement, and although Meg’s dad can explain why the penguins are there, the dead man is another story, and Meg sets out to clear her father’s name and discover the victim’s identity.

Arnaldur Indriðason. Voices. 1st US ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2006.

The Christmas rush is under way in a big Reykjavik hotel when the police are called to the scene of a murder. The hotel doorman (and long-time resident of its basement) has been stabbed to death. With the hotel fully booked, the manager is desperate to keep the murder under wraps and his reputation intact. . .

Asaro, Catherine. The fire opal. 1st ed. New York : Luna, c2007.

When a priestess uncertain of her path in life stumbles upon a royal stranger left for dead, she discovers her true destiny as the wife of a prince and the target of many, forcing her to master her dark powers, or surrender her soul to the evil that surrounds her.

Auchincloss, Louis. The friend of women and other stories. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

A collection of previously unpublished short stories by Louis Auchincloss that explore the complex layers of character, psychology, and society that influence ordinary people and their actions.

Auchincloss, Louis. The headmaster’s dilemma. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

Auchincloss sets his sights on a big, familiar target: the rich and shallow elite, and the peculiar troubles specific to them. In this case, the setting is Averhill, a New England boarding school. It’s 1975, and headmaster Michael Sayre has a crisis on his hands: there’s been a homosexual assault in the boy’s dorm. His attempt to handle the matter quietly and fairly plays directly into the hands of sinister Donald Spencer, Michael’s old classmate, chief nemesis and chairman of the board of trustees. . .(From Publishers Weekly).

Baantjer, A. C. DeKok and murder by installment. Denver, Colo.: Speck Press, c2007.

Inspector DeKok and his partner Vledder investigate a case involving murder, drug smuggling, and child prostitution.

Baker, Ellen. Keeping the house : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

Dolly Magnuson tries to adapt to married life in the 1950s by throwing herself into caring for her husband and new home, a mansion with a rich history, and as she learns about the secrets of her home’s past, she begins to feel a link with its former owners.

Baker, Kage. The sons of heaven. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

As Edward Alton Bell-Fairfax announces his plans for world domination, the immortal Mendoza enlists all his allies, and even some enemies, to try and defeat him.

Barry, Brunonia. The lace reader. Flap Jacket Press trade paperback ed. Marblehead, MA : Flap Jacket Press, 2007, c2006.

Growing up in the Bronx during the mid-60’s is hard going for feisty ten year-old Emma Rosen as she carries the weight of the world and the fate of her volatile, unpredictable family on her small shoulders.

Bear, Elizabeth. Whiskey & water : a novel of the Promethean Age. New York : ROC, c2007.

Several years ago, Matthew the Magician ended an age-old war. It only cost him everything—and everyone—he knew and loved. Turning against his mentor, Jane Andraste, in the realm of Faerie left him physically crippled and his power shattered. But Matthew remains the protector of New York City. So when he finds a young woman brutally murdered by a Fae creature, he must bring her killer to justice before Jane uses the crime to justify more war—and before he confronts an even larger threat in the greatest Adversary of all. . .

Beaton, M. C. Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she’ll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. . .When a wealthy widow hires Agatha because she’s convinced a member of her family is trying to kill her, Agatha is intrigued-especially when the widow drops dead after high tea at the manor house. Who in this rather sterile house, complete with fake family portraits, could have hated the old lady enough to poison her? (From the publisher, edited).

Benedek, Emily. Red Sea. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Four airliners are blown out of the sky—a devastating string of attacks taking hundreds of lives and striking fear into people and governments around the globe. Marie Petterssen, an ambitious young aviation reporter, has a hunch about the crashes, and her suspicions are confirmed when she’s approached by Julian Granot, an Israeli airline-security expert and former Special Forces commando who has noticed her work. . .

Benn, James R. The first wave : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery. New York : Soho Press, c2007.

Billy Boyle, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal investigator, goes ashore with American troops on the Beer Green invasion beach, where he encounters SOE Agent Diana Seaton, who steals his heart and complicates his investigation into a series of murders.

Berlinski, Mischa. Fieldwork. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.

Mischa Berlinski moves to northern Thailand with his girlfriend and stumbles upon the story of his career when he learns of an American anthropologist who has been found dead in a Thai prison where she was serving a life sentence for murder, and as he is drawn into the young woman’s life, Mischa finds himself uncovering deadly family secrets and a new way of looking at the world.

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. Biting the apple. 1st Caroll & Graf ed. New York : Caroll & Graf Publishers, c2007.

Biting the Apple is the story of Eve Glass, once an Olympic sprinter and now a motivational speaker. She’s the author of two books, Going the Distance: Endurance for Achievers and If Grace is the Goal. The problem is, her own endurance is waning and her confidence in her expertise on grace is paling. Even worse, her kleptomaniac tendencies are intensifying and a friend from her childhood has begun stalking her. . .Biting the Apple pokes fun at some of our dearest held postmodern ideas about the existence of a true self and humanity as product.

Bloom, Amy. Away : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

Lillian Leyb travels to America alone, hoping to create a new life for herself after losing her family back in Russia, but when she learns her daughter may be alive, Lillian embarks on a journey that takes her around the world in search of love and redemption.

Bova, Ben. The aftermath. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2007.

Victor Zacharias is separated from his wife and children after they stumble upon a military attack on the habitat “Chrysalis”, leaving Victor to rely on the help of the seductive Cheena Madagascar if he wants to be reunited with his family.

Bowen, Rhys. Her royal spyness. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.

In 1930s London, Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie—a poor, extended relative of the royal family—becomes involved in a murder when a man who is trying to takes her father’s estate is found dead in her bathtub.

Bradbury, Ray. Now and forever : Somewhere a band is playing and Leviathan ’99. New York : Morrow, c2007.

Two never-before-published novellas by one of America’s finest living writers, Ray Bradbury. In Somewhere a Band Is Playing, a writer is drawn by poetry and dreams to tiny Summerton, Arizona, a community hidden in plain view, where no small children play, and where the residents never seem to age. Enchanted by its powerful rural magic—and by a beautiful, enigmatic lady who bears the name of an Egyptian queen—the writer sets out to uncover Summerton’s mysteries before the inevitable arrival of a ruthless destruction. With Leviathan ’99, the author who once colonized Mars returns to the cosmos to brilliantly re-imagine Herman Melville’s classic masterwork of obsession and the sea, transforming a great whale into a worlds-devouring comet. In the year 2099, fledgling astronaut Ishmael Hunnicut Jones boards the Cetus 7, placing his fate in the hands of a relentless madman who is blindly chasing the celestial monster’s tail. And in the merciless void, a crew of earthborn and alien star-travelers will face a divine judgment, and an “enemy” wielding the most fearsome weapon of all . . . Time.

Brett, Simon. Death under the dryer : a Fethering mystery. 1st ed. Waterville, Me. : Five Star, c2007.

Brett takes us into the world of cut, color and curl in his witty eighth Fethering cozy (after 2006’s The Stabbing in the Stables). Carole Seddon needs a haircut: exactly the same, just shorter. She risks going to a salon in her small English town of Fethering, only to witness the discovery of the assistant, Kyra, strangled in the back room with evidence of a tryst all around her. When Kyra’s secret boyfriend, Nathan, becomes the suspect, but his parents aren’t worried, Carole decides the local constabulary needs help from her and her next-door neighbor and sleuthing partner, Jude. . .(from Publishers Weekly).

Brown, Larry, 1951 July 9-2004. A miracle of catfish : a novel in progress. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2007.

Cortez Sharp, a widower in his later years, decides to build a catfish pond because he hopes that it will draw people to his property and he won’t be so lonely.

Burdett, John. Bangkok haunts. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.

Bangkok police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep calls on American FBI agent Kimberly Jones for help when he receives a snuff film in the mail in which his former lover Damrong—a prostitute whose ghost has been subjecting him to erotic haunting—is the victim.

Burke, Alafair. Dead connection. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, c2007.

Manhattan detective Ellie Hatcher poses as a single woman looking for love through an online dating service in order to catch a killer who targets women who use the site.

Cain, Chelsea. Heartsick. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Chelsea Cain steps into a crowded, blood-soaked genre with Heartsick, a riveting, character-driven novel about a damaged cop and his obsession with the serial killer who let him live. Gretchen Lowell tortured Detective Archie Sheridan for ten days, then inexplicably let him go and turned herself in. Cain turns the (nearly played out) Starling/Lecter relationship on its ear: Sheridan must face down his would-be killer to help hunt down another. (From

Camilleri, Andrea. The patience of the spider. New York : Penguin Books, c2007.

The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in Rounding the Mark, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he’s ever hunted. A mystery unlike any other, this emotionally taut story brings the Montalbano saga to a captivating crossroads.

Campbell, Gordon. Missing witness. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.

In 1973, Doug McKenzie, a new associate at a prestigious Phoenix firm, is thrilled to work with famed trial lawyer Daniel Morgan. When the son of a wealthy rancher is shot dead in his home, Morgan and McKenzie are hired by the victim’s father, Ferris Eddington, to defend his daughter-in-law, the beautiful Rita Eddington. McKenzie has known the Eddingtons since childhood and can’t believe Rita killed her husband. But when the only other suspect is Rita’s mentally disturbed 12-year-old daughter, Miranda, McKenzie knows it will be the trial of his life. (From Publishers Weekly).

Cappellani, Ottavio. Who is Lou Sciortino? 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.

Growing up on the streets of New York, young Lou Sciortino learned many lessons from his grandfather, Don Lou: that whiners are fools; that in order to get respect from other people, you sometimes have to whack a guy; and that the movie business is a perfect place to make dirty money clean. So when young Lou is set up as the head of Starship Pictures, everybody’s happy. That is, until the day a rival Mafia family plants a bomb in their offices. Nobody’s happy after that, especially not Don Lou, who decides to send his grandson to Sicily to stay out of danger; after all, a really nice, decent person like Lou just doesn’t take part in Mafia warfare. . .

Carey, Jacqueline. Kushiel’s justice. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

Imriel de la Courcel returns to his homeland after a year abroad to find the person responsible for his wife and son’s murders.

Carey, Mike. The Devil you know. 1st Warner Books ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. It may seem like a good ghostbuster can charge what he likes and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle—but there’s a risk: Sooner or later he’s going to take on a spirit that’s too strong for him. While trying to back out of this ill-conceived career, Castor accepts a seemingly simple ghost-hunting case at a museum in the shadowy heart of London—just to pay the bills, you understand. But what should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the Who Can Kill Castor First Show, with demons and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize. That’s OK: Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It’s the living who piss him off. . .

Carlyle, Liz. Never deceive a Duke. 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed. New York: Pocket Books, c2007.

Through a twist of fate, Gareth Lloyd, part owner of Neville Shipping, discovers that the title of duke of Warneham has now fallen to him. It’s a bitter inheritance for Gareth, who as a child was sentenced by the old duke to a hardscrabble life aboard ship. Reluctantly, Gareth visits his new country estate, Selsdon Court, only to discover the duke’s beautiful widow, Antonia, still in residence. Passion flares between the emotionally damaged pair as Antonia reveals her grief over the death of a young daughter, and Gareth faces anti-Jewish sentiment among the upper class. (From Publishers Weekly).

Carrell, Jennifer Lee. Interred with their bones : a novel. New York : Dutton, c2007.

On the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet, Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. But before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe burns to the ground and Roz is found dead . . . murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father. Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, high-stakes treasure hunt.

Castillo, Ana. The guardians : a novel. New York : Random House, c2007.

Teacher’s aide Tía Regina is helped by her nephew Gabo, who is studying to become a priest, a colleague and his grandfather, and a group of gangbanger students in her search for her brother Rafa, who she fears has become a victim of human traffickers operating on the border of Mexico and the United States.

Childs, Laura. Frill kill. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.

Carmela’s friend Ava is having a Halloween bash at her scrapbooking store, and she hires a sexy Tarot reader named Giovanni to work the crowd. What he doesn’t foretell is that on her way home Carmela will find the body of a beautiful model behind a Dumpster, and be attacked herself. . .

Chopra, Deepak. Buddha : a story of enlightenment. 1st ed. [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2007.

A fictional account of the life of Prince Siddhartha, the man who became the Buddha, looking at his youth, his father’s unwillingness to accept his son’s destiny, his decision to become a monk, and the process by which he gained enlightenment.

Christopher, Paul. Rembrandt’s ghost. New York : Signet, c2007.

Young archaeologist Finn Ryan is laboring for a London auction house when she gets some unlikely luck. Along with the handsome young nobleman Billy Pilgrim, she’s inherited a house in Amsterdam, a cargo ship off Borneo South Pacific, and what appears to be a fake Rembrandt. But the fake hides a real Rembrandt portrait, which in turn hides a clue to a centuries-old mystery. . .

Clark, Mary Jane Behrends. When day breaks. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

When Constance Young, the undisputed star of morning television, is found at the bottom of her swimming pool, Eliza Blake, the anchor of the KEY Evening Headlines News program becomes committed to finding out who wanted Constance dead; Eliza soon realizes that Constance had more enemies than she imagined, so Eliza and three KEY News co-workers form the “Sunrise Suspense Society” to find out who did it and why.

Clarke, Brock. An arsonist’s guide to writers’ homes in New England : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, c2007.

This straight-faced, postmodern comedy scorches all things literary, from those moldy author museums to the excruciating question-and-answer sessions that follow public readings. There are no survivors here: women’s book clubs, literary critics, Harry Potter fans, bookstores, English professors, memoir writers, librarians, Jane Smiley, even the author himself—they’re all singed under Clarke’s crisp wit. (From the Washington Post).

Coben, Harlan. The woods. New York : Dutton, c2007.

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. For county prosecutor Paul Copeland, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried family secrets are threatened. Is this victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer—he must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.

Coel, Margaret. The girl with braided hair. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2007.

Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley incite the malice of a killer when they set out to learn the truth about a skeleton found on the Wind River Reservation which could be that of Liz Plenty Horses, a woman who disappeared in 1973 after being accused of being an informant for the FBI in their case against members of the American Indian Movement.

Connelly, Karen. The lizard cage. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007, c2005.

Dissident singer/songwriter Teza, in the seventh of a twenty-year jail sentence for his participation in protests against the government of Burma, forms a forbidden friendship with Little Brother, a twelve-year-old orphan who has grown up inside the prison walls, and plots to help the boy escape to a monastery school.

Connolly, John. The unquiet. 1st Atria books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2007.

Private detective Charlie Parker is asked to investigate the disappearance of psychiatrist Daniel Clay while at the same time trying to protect the doctor’s daughter from a predator intent on seeking his own revenge.

Cornick, Nicola. Lord of scandal. Toronto ; New York : Harlequin, c2007.

Scandalous and seductive, Lord Hawksmoor is a notorious fortune hunter. A man women want to bed-and men want to do away with. Now he has tasted the woman of his dreams, Catherine Fenton, and he will do anything to make her his. Though heiress to eighty thousand pounds, Catherine is trapped in a gilded cage, and duty bound to a man she detests. . .

Craig, Daniel Edward. Murder at the universe. 1st ed. Woodbury, Minn. : Midnight Ink, c2007.

For thirty-six-year-old Trevor Lambert, life revolves around work. As Director of Rooms at the luxurious and ultra-modern Universe Hotel in New York, he radiates dignified professionalism and high-end hospitality. When Trevor inadvertently escorts VIP guest Brenda Rathberger—the cantankerous executive director of the Victims of Impaired Drivers conference—past the dead body of the hotel’s owner, Trevor’s perfect world implodes. . .

Cumming, Charles. A spy by nature. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Alec Milius, a 24-year-old marketing consultant for a tiny London company that solicits business people in central and eastern Europe to advertise in a dubious publication called Central European Business Review, welcomes the chance to join the SIS, which after an exhausting selection process places him as a support agent with a British oil company. Alec initially thrives in his new job, but as he becomes increasingly entangled in his mission, he begins to face unexpected dangers as well as the loss of his identity. Smartly paced and intricately plotted, Cumming’s decidedly unglamorous look at industrial espionage provides plenty of elaborate deceits, double crosses and other trappings of a first-class spy thriller. (from Publishers Weekly).

D. Got : a novel. Brooklyn, : Armory, c2007.

The work’s nameless narrator, who tells his story in an odd variation that substitutes you for I, is overwhelmed by out-of-this-world sex with an exotic dancer. The 23 year old, a longtime collector for Brooklyn’s most lethal criminal, Tony Star, soon realizes that he’s been played—literally, with his pants down—when the femme fatale and her crew rob him of a quarter million dollars. But the narrator’s good standing leads to a 24-hour postponement of his execution, and he rushes against the clock to retrieve the money, dealing out brutal payback in a suspense thriller that’s more than a street-lit shocker. Nothing is clear until the final pages, when readers find out who is pulling the strings behind the cold-blooded betrayal. . .(From Library Journal).

Dailey, Janet. Something more. New York : Kensington Books, c2007.

Luke McCallister stumbles upon the skeleton of Henry Wilson, the grandson of Ike Wilson, one of the members of a gang of outlaws who robbed a train of its gold, and soon finds himself in search of that gold with Angie Sommers, the great-great-granddaughter of Ike.

Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and uneasy. New York : Berkley Sensation, c2007.

Weddings are never easy. But when you’re Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, they can become downright deadly. . .In the days leading up to The Big Day, Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor seems to have a full house and the wedding guests have yet to arrive. Along with her human buddies, there’s a ghost, a werewolf, and a Fiend crashing at her place. And though her fiance, Vampire King Eric Sinclair, conveniently disappears when the conversation turns to seating charts and flower arrangements, he does manage to make his oh-so-sexy presence known at other moments. Cold feet are no surprise, especially with an undead groom. But when Sinclair truly goes missing—and not just to avoid wedding preparations—along with most of her friends and loved ones, Betsy is frantic. Alone and afraid for the fate of everyone she loves, Betsy can’t trust anyone as she tries to find them and whoever is behind all the disappearances. What happens next will shake the foundation of the vampire world forever. . .

Davis, Lindsey. Saturnalia. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Marcus Didius Falco, an informer and investigator in first-century Rome, is commissioned by Emperor Vespasian to find an important German prisoner who has escaped into the chaos of the Saturnalia festivities, leaving a decapitated corpse behind, and his job becomes more complicated when his married brother-in-law, a former lover of the fugitive, goes missing at the same time.

Delson, Rudolph. Maynard and Jennica. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

Maynard is a defeated musician, a reformed misanthrope who makes a hobby of surreptitiously filming the fashion faux pas of New York City subway commuters. On an uptown Number Six Train, in the summer of 2000, he meets Jennica, a nostalgic Californian and Princeton graduate who calculates that she’s been lonesome 68.53 percent of her adult life. It is hardly love at first sight. But when they meet again at Maynard’s film screening, their romance does indeed blossom. And as with most things in life, everyone has an opinion. . .

Dibdin, Michael. End games : an Aurelio Zen mystery. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.

The eleventh Aurelio Zen novel, a. . .story about murder, malice, and monstrous egos set in the dangerous mountain region of Calabria, Italy. (From the publisher, edited).

Dick, Philip K. Humpty dumpty in Oakland. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

Unpublished in the U.S., this tale revolves around two truly miserable characters: Jim Fergesson, a world-weary, ailing garage owner preparing to retire, and Al Miller, a shiftless used car salesman who rents lot space from Fergesson. Learning that Fergesson is investing his life savings in a questionable real estate venture, Miller hatches a series of ill-conceived and delusional schemes he hopes will grant him some sort of redemption and save Fergesson from getting scammed. (from Publishers Weekly).

Dickey, Eric Jerome. Waking with enemies. New York : Dutton, c2007.

International hit man Gideon, the target of an assassin, scrambles to find out who might have ordered his death, while at the same time trying to outsmart the killer who is obviously trying to make a reputation off the job.

Dickson, Gordon R. Antagonist. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

Following Young Bleys and Other, Antagonist advances the story of the formidably powerful Bleys Ahrens. Bleys is a man with a clear vision of the struggle in which he’s involved but an increasingly deficient sense of human values. He and his organization, the Others, are tracking down an elusive interplanetary opposition. Meanwhile, Bleys’ own intricate conspiracies and devisings, and his quest for power, which began with the best of motives, have become something darker and fiercer.

Disher, Garry. Chain of evidence. New York : Soho, c2007.

Inspector Hal Challis is called to his boyhood home to tend to his dying father, leaving Sergeant Ellen Destry to head an investigation into a ring of pedophiles while Hal conducts his own investigation into his brother-in-law’s mysterious disappearance.

Dodd, Christina. Touch of darkness. New York : Signet/New American Library, c2007.

Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder holds the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey—a gift that’s caused death and destruction. At last he’s offered the chance to redeem himself. Only one woman stands in his way—a beautiful writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it’s been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess. . .

Dunn, Carola. The bloody tower : a Daisy Dalrymple mystery. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Daisy stumbles over the corpse of the Chief Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. Daisy and her husband, Scotland Yard’s DCI Alec Fletcher, team up to unmask the killer. . .(From Publishers Weekly).

Eccles, Marjorie. Shadows & lies. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007, c2005.

In 1910, the body of an unknown woman is found on Sir Henry Chetwynd’s Shropshire estate, and Sebastian Chetwynd must find the woman’s killer, but he is unprepared for the link to the past that he discovers.

Eisler, Barry. Requiem for an assassin. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.

When assassin John Rain decides to get out of the business, rouge CIA operative Jim Hilger forces his hand. He kidnaps Dox, Rain’s trusted partner and closest friend, and offers Rain a choice: carry out a final assignment, or bear the responsibility for Dox’s murder.

Elkins, Aaron J. Little tiny teeth. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.

Gideon Oliver embarks on an Amazon riverboat expedition with a group of research botanists and finds his life at risk from an unseen tribe of fierce headhunters and a killer hidden within the group.

Ellis, David. Eye of the beholder. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.

Attorney Paul Riley finds himself at the center of a police investigation when a series of brutal murders is linked to a case he worked on more than fifteen years earlier.

Emerson, Kathy Lynn. Face down o’er the border : a mystery featuring Susanna, Lady Appleton, gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth. McKinleyville, Calif. : John Daniel & Co., c2007.

Emerson’s engrossing 16th-century mystery (her 11th, after 2006’s Face Down Beside St. Anne’s Well) plunges readers into the middle of Scottish domestic drama and political intrigue from the first page. Series heroine Susanna, Lady Appleton, is distressed to learn that her friend Catherine has gone missing. Catherine’s mother-in-law, Jean, was found strangled after the two women got into a fight, and though Susanna is sure of her friend’s innocence, Catherine could be executed if found guilty of murder. (From Publishers Weekly).

Estleman, Loren D. American detective : an Amos Walker novel. 1st ed. New York : Forge, c2007.

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller believes his daughter’s fiancé is only after her two million dollar trust fund and asks Amos Walker to help him end their relationship, but when Darius’s daughter is killed, Amos finds himself investigating a murder and trying to clear his own name.

Evans, Jon. Invisible armies. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007, c2006.

Danielle Leaf agrees to deliver a package and finds herself imprisoned and caught up in the violent struggle between environmental activists and Kishkinda, a corporation accused of dumping toxic waste in India, soon escaping and setting out on the run with Laurent, a French activist who may be a double agent.

Evans, Justin. A good and happy child : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2007.

At the urgings of his wife, George sees a therapist to understand why he does not want to have any interaction with his newborn son; and once his therapy begins, he starts to remember strange things that happened in his life following the death of his father.

Evans, Richard Paul. The gift. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Nathan Hurst hated Christmas. For the rest of the world it was a day of joy and celebration; for Nathan it was simply a reminder of the event that destroyed his childhood until a snowstorm, a cancelled flight, and an unexpected meeting with a young mother and her very special son would show him that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles. . .

Farrington, Tim. The monk upstairs : a novel. 1st ed. [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2007.

Lapsed Catholic Rebecca Martin marries Michael Christopher, a former monk who was renting her downstairs apartment, and wakes up after the honeymoon to the realities of living with a man with a contemplative nature, while also dealing with her daughter’s newfound interest in religion, her ex-husband’s efforts to reform, and her mother’s declining health.

Faulks, Sebastian. Engleby : a novel. 1st ed. in the USA. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

Mike Engleby, an intelligent, odd university student with memory problems and social difficulties, describes his fixation on a classmate named Jennifer, which continues decades after her brutal murder.

Fawer, Adam. Improbable. New York : HarperTorch, c2006.

David Caine inhabits a world of obsession, rich rewards, and rapid, destructive downfalls. A compulsive gambler and brilliant mathematician prone to crippling epileptic seizures, he possesses the uncanny ability to calculate odds of any hand in the blink of an eye. But one night at an underground poker club, Caine makes a costly miscalculation, sending his life spinning out of control. . .

Feehan, Christine. Dark possession : a Carpathian novel. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Books, c2007.

Manolito de la Cruz, a Carpathian man close to turning into a vampire, lures MaryAnn Delaney, a counselor for battered women, to South America to seduce her, sensing that she is to be his life mate.

Finder, Joseph. Power play. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Junior executive Jake Landry, a man with a turbulent past, is compelled to attend a weekend retreat at a remote lodge for the management team of Hammond Aerospace Corporation, but his presence proves to be a godsend when a group of ruffians crash the opening night banquet and take the executives hostage—demanding a huge ransom for their release.

Flint, Eric. 1824 : the Arkansas war. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2006.

A retelling of American history in which Arkansas becomes a country of its own, made up of Native Americans, former slaves, and white abolitionists, who struggle to build fortune and security for themselves in the turbulent political climate.

Follett, Ken. World without end. New York : Dutton, c2007.

World Without End takes place in the town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth.” The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. (From the publisher, edited).

Fowler, Christopher. White corridor. New York : Bantam Books, c2007.

Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves on an unexpected vacation when the Peculiar Crimes Unit is shut down after one of their own is murdered, but their trip takes a deadly turn when their latest investigation puts an innocent child in danger.

Francis, Dick. Dead heat. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.

It was the most painful episode of Max Moreton’s young life. Just as he’s beginning to gain full recognition as a chef, nearly all his guests at an elegant private party fall victim to severe food poisoning. The disaster leaves his culinary reputation in tatters, but worse is yet to come. . .(From Barnes and Noble).

Frey, Stephen W. The fourth order : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.

Michael Rose is the odds-on favorite to become the next CEO of a top energy company, and he’s working hard to acquire a global information technology company. What he doesn’t know is that the company is a cutout—a company used as a pawn by intelligence agencies. He pushes ahead, unaware that he’s tightening the noose around his own neck.

Frost, Mark. The second objective. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.

Military police investigator Earl Grannit, a New York cop in private life, holds the future of World War II on his shoulders when he is charged with finding two German assassins who have infiltrated the Allied troops.

Gaffney, Patricia. Mad dash : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2007.

Mad Dash is about two people who have never been able to live without each other—and are suddenly forced to try. With humor and insight, this novel examines that one moment—so common in long-term relationships—when one partner just has to get out, and the changes and growth that follow.

Gentle, Mary. Ilario : the stone golem. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Eos, c2006.

Fleeing a surprise treacherous murder attempt, the former King’s Freak and would-be painter Ilario has run to Carthage, the city-state under perpetual darkness, in search of freedom. But strange plots are afoot, and a tenuous, complicated alliance with a bookseller-turned-spy will lead Ilario from the shrouded land into tense negotiations and intrigues in seductive, mercurial Venice, from a fraught return to Iberia to a final confrontation with family . . . and destiny.

Gibson, William. Spook country. New York : Putnam, c2007.

Rock singer-turned journalist Hollis Henry gets an assignment from “Node,” a magazine so new it does not yet exist, to interview Bobby Chombo, a specialist in global positioning software who never sleeps in the same place twice, and soon finds herself caught up in the danger and mystery surrounding a shipping container with CIA connections.

Goddard, Robert. Never go back. Delta trade pbk. ed. New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2007.

Harry Barnett, the almost too unprepossessing hero of Into the Blue and Out of the Sun, returns to his hometown of Swindon, where he gets unexpectedly swept into a reunion of RAF servicemen with whom he had participated in a three-month research project 50 years earlier. . .After returning to the Scottish castle where the experiment took place, Harry’s compatriots start. . .dropping like flies, and suspicions grow about the true nature of the long-ago project, ostensibly only an exercise in gauging the effect of intensified academic pressure. Barnett, reunited with his dodgy pal Barry “Fission” Chipchase, is caught in the middle, and soon the two find themselves the primary suspects in the murders. (Publishers Weekly, edited).

Goonan, Kathleen Ann. In war times. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

In 1941, the night before his brother dies in the attack on Pearl Harbor, American soldier Sam Dance receives instructions from a physics professor to make a machine that is supposed to change human nature and end war, and once the machine is completed, an alternate reality begins to unfold.

Grabenstein, Chris. Whack a mole. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences become dire for Ceepak and Boyle—this is a game they must win.

Grafton, Sue. Three complete novels. New York : Wings Books, c2007.

This volume includes three complete works by Sue Grafton, including: “J” is for judgment, “K” is for killer, and “L” is for lawless.

Greenwood, Kerry. Blood and circuses : a Phryne Fisher mystery. 1st U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2006, c1994.

Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from the carnival. Alan and his friends want her to investigate strange happenings at Farrell’s Circus, where animals have been poisoned and ropes sabotaged. Mr. Christopher has been found with his throat cut in Mrs. Witherspoon’s irreproachable boarding house and Miss Parkes, an ex-performer, is charged with his murder. Phryne must go undercover deeper than ever to solve the circus´malaise. . .

Greenwood, Kerry. Earthly delights : a Corinna Chapman mystery. First U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, c2007.

Corinna is quite content with her cat Horatio and her shop until a junkie falls half dead on her grate, a gorgeous sabra stalks along her alley and tells her that she is beautiful, and she starts receiving threatening letters accusing her of being a scarlet woman. . .

Grisham, John. Playing for pizza. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback. Great, says Rick—for which team? The mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy. . .To say that Italy—the land of opera, fine wines, extremely small cars, romance, and Football Americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. . .

Hadley, Tessa. Sunstroke and other stories. New York : Picador, c2007.

A collection of short stories by Tessa Hadley that explore the moments that can change a person’s life in an instant.

Hagberg, David. Dance with the dragon. 1st hardcover ed. New York : Forge, c2007.

The CIA is on edge. All signs indicate that something is coming at the United States. Perhaps another 9/11, maybe bigger. . .

Hagen, George. Tom Bedlam : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

Tom Bedlam works at a massive porcelain factory in Victorian London, until a mysterious family benefactor offers to pay for Tom’s education and sends Tom to an exclusive boarding school where he learns shocking secrets about his family’s past.

Haines, Carolyn. Ham bones. New York : Kensington Books, c2007.

PI Sarah Booth Delaney explores the Mississippi Delta in search of clues to a scandalous murder. She has more than a professional interest: the accused killer is Sarah herself.

Haldeman, Joe W. The accidental time machine. 1st ed. New York : Ace Books, c2007.

Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forces that relate to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who has left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself—or so he thinks.

Hamilton, Lyn. The Chinese alchemist. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.

Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is drawn into an ancient mystery when a silver box from the eighth century T’ang dynasty draws the interest of Lara’s friend and a dangerous group of criminals.

Hamilton, Masha. The camel bookmobile. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.

Librarian Fiona Sweeney decides she will help mankind by heading a bookmobile in a remote region of northeastern Kenya and encounters a culture she struggles to understand and resistance from community members who want to preserve their traditions.

Hamilton, Laurell K. A lick of frost : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.

Half-human, half-faerie, Meredith is a former L. A. PI whose current full-time job is trying to get pregnant—trying at least three times a day, in fact, mainly with her devoted retinue of sex-starved guards—to insure her ascendancy to the Unseelie throne of night. Unfortunately, her bedding schedule has been interrupted by Lady Caitrin of the Seelie Court, who claims she was raped by three of Meredith’s guards. . .

Harris, Robert. The ghost : a novel. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Adam Lang has been Britain’s longest serving and most controversial prime minister of the last half century. And now that he’s left office, he’s accepted one of history’s largest cash advances to compose a tell-all (or at least, tell-some) memoir of his life and years of power. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this magnum opus, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics, secrets with the power to kill.

Hart, John. Down river. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

A small North Carolina town is torn apart when a power company wants to buy up all the farmland on the river; some residents cling to their bucolic way of life, while others see only dollar signs. Adam Chase’s family has owned the largest parcel in the area for centuries, and his father has no desire to sell. But tempers flare, and soon a young woman is severely beaten, a body is found on the Chase farm, and Adam is the chief suspect. (From Library Journal).

Harvey, Michael T. The Chicago way. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.

Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly agrees to look into an eight-year-old rape and battery case for his former partner John Gibbons, but the case becomes personal when Gibbons is found murdered on Navy Pier, and Kelly soon finds himself facing the mob, a serial killer, and his own double-crossing friends in his pursuit of the truth.

Haydon, Elizabeth. The assassin king : book six of the symphony of ages. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

Violent change awaits as a council of war gathers in Haguefort; the dragons gather at the forest site of Llauron’s death; and a demon hunter arrives by sea, chanting the birth name of the Assassin King.

Hegi, Ursula. The worst thing I’ve done : a novel. New York : Simon and Schuster, c2007.

Friends since earliest childhood, Annie, Jake, and Mason have a special bond. When Annie’s parents die on the same night that she and Mason get married, the three friends decide to raise Annie’s infant sister, Opal, together. Not surprisingly, their bonds of intimacy, already deeply entangled, become strained. As Annie struggles, events take on a momentum of their own. And then, one fateful night, the three friends goad each other into stepping over a line, with shocking consequences for each of them.

Hellenga, Robert. The Italian lover : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.

Margot Harrington, an American book restorer living in Florence, Italy, must confront her ideas about the past, love, home, and her future when production begins on a movie based on a memoir she wrote twenty-five years earlier about her discovery of a masterwork of Renaissance erotica and her affair with a married Italian lover.

Herbert, Brian. Sandworms of Dune. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

Based upon Frank Herbert’s final outline, presents the last of the Dune series which reveals the future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between man and machine.

Hickam, Homer H. The far reaches. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

In 1943, Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow faces grim circumstances during the invasion of Tarawa, where he is critically wounded and is nursed back to health by a young Irish nun who helps Josh and a group of American troops escape from enemy troops.

Hill, Donna (Donna O.). Wicked ways. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

The long-awaited sequel to Getting Hers is on the way. The ladies are back. Having escaped their wicked deeds, they have jetted off to Aruba to start life over. But then Tess has a visitor that could ruin it all. . .

Hockensmith, Steve. On the wrong track. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer persuades his brother Otto, known as “Big Red,” to join him in giving up the cowboy life and taking jobs as security guards and detectives on the luxurious Pacific Express, where they encounter an excess of outlaws, dangerous secrets, and killers.

Holdstock, Robert. The broken kings. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

As the Shadows of Heroes claim the fortress of Taurovinda, Merlin must discover who is raising the Dead from the Otherworld before his way of life is destroyed.

Homes, A. M. This book will save your life. New York : Viking, c2006.

Middle-aged stock trader Richard Novak has his life under control—with a nutritionist, a personal trainer, and a housekeeper—until he reconnects with the people from his past: an ex-wife he still desires, his estranged son, and his aging-parents.

Horan, Nancy. Loving Frank : a novel. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.

Blends fact and fiction in a historical novel about the love affair between Mamah Borthwick Cheney and architect Frank Wright, who was commissioned by Mamah and her husband Edwin in 1903 to design a new home for them.

Hosp, David. Innocence. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

With life as a pawn in a prestigious Boston law firm behind him, Scott Finn has set course through the more colorful back alleys and bedrooms of the legal world as a solo practitioner who dabbles in civil litigation, divorce law, and criminal defense. But his new environment and his nose for justice and fair play land him a case that could end up taking his life. . .

Hospital, Janette Turner. Orpheus lost : a novel. 1st American ed. New York : W. W. Norton, c2007.

Leela is a mathematician who has escaped her Southern hometown to study in Boston. She meets an Australian musician, Mishka, and from the moment she first hears him play his music grips her; they quickly become lovers. Then one day Leela is picked up off the street and taken to an interrogation center somewhere outside the city. There has been an explosion in the subway; terrorism is suspected. The interrogator—an old childhood friend—now reveals to her that Mishka may not be all he seems.

Huff, Tanya. The heart of valor : a Confederation novel. New York : DAW Books, c2007.

Jumping at the chance to go to Crucible, the Marine Corps training planet, to work with Major Svensson, Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr finds herself caught in a desperate fight for survival when someone begins attacking the training scenarios.

Hunter, Stephen. The 47th samurai : a Bob Lee Swagger novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Retired marine Bob Lee Swagger agrees to help Philip Yano, whose father was killed in Iwo Jima by Bob’s father, find the sword his dad fought with in World War II—which is considered a national treasure in Japan—and becomes involved in a deadly conspiracy with people who believe having possession of the sword is more important than life itself.

Hunter, Faith. Seraphs. New York : Roc, c2007.

Living among humans in a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix has learned to count on her friends, but she’s lost count of her enemies. She is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City: Her powers can save them from the forces of evil, but also attract demon spawn and succubae. And fighting on her own turf nearly gets Thorn and those she holds dear killed. But Thorn’s ultimate test awaits deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, where an imprisoned, fallen seraph desperately needs her help. There, hidden in the hellhole, the armies of Darkness assemble to ensure this subterranean rescue will be Thorn’s final descent.

James, Bill. Letters from Carthage. Sutton : Severn House, c2007.

Fresh from the inner city, Vince and Kate are new to the suburbia of Tabbett Drive, delighted to have accessed this middle-class paradise. They’ve even found the neighbors remarkably friendly. Jill and Dennis Seagrave seem particularly affable. However, Kate begins to detect all is not as it seems with the Seagraves. . .

Johansen, Iris. Pandora’s daughter. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

For as long as she can remember, successful young physician Megan Blair has tried to silence the voices in her head—voices that bring her to the edge of madness and terror. Megan possesses psychic powers that have been dormant for years, hidden deep in the past she’s tried so desperately to forget. But now everything has come to a boiling point—someone is trying to kill her, and others are trying to use her, including the deadly and seductive Neal Grady. . .

Johnson, Denis. Tree of smoke. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.

Denis Johnson parses the tragedy of Vietnam in a magnum opus (his first full-length novel in nine years) inscribed with all the pain and sadness, loneliness and futility surrounding that misbegotten war. At the center of a Dickensian cast of characters stand a CIA recruit working under deepest cover, his famous uncle (a legend in intelligence circles), a widowed Canadian nurse, and a pair of G.I. brothers who have traded in the desolation of their dead-end lives for the nightmare of war. (From Barnes & Noble).

Johnston, Wayne. The custodian of paradise. 1st American ed. New York : W. W. Norton, 2007, c2006.

Sheilagh Fielding travels to an island off the coast of Newfoundland and encounters a mysterious presence linked to her pilgrimage to her mother’s home nearly twenty years earlier.

Jones, Lloyd. Mister Pip. New York : Dial Press, 2007, c2006.

On a remote tropical island where villages are overrun by rebel fighting, thirteen-year-old Matilda is introduced to the Charles Dickens classic “Great Expectations” by her white school teacher and becomes enthralled with the story’s main character, with whom she feels a connection.

July, Miranda. No one belongs here more than you : stories. New York : Scribner, c2007.

Contains fifteen short fiction stories in which author Miranda July explores the importance of seemingly insignificant moments in life.

Jungstedt, Mari. Unspoken. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

It is winter on Gotland, and fourteen-year-old Fanny is missing. She had no friends to speak of other than the horses she took care of at the local racing stable, and seems to have been an unhappy and isolated teenager, the daughter of an absent Jamaican musician and an instable Swedish mother. Is her disappearance somehow connected to the recent brutal murder of alcoholic photographer Henry Dahlström, who had won a large sum of money at the racetrack right before his death? Inspector Anders Knutas and his team investigate under pressure from the media. . .

Keillor, Garrison. Pontoon : a Lake Wobegon novel. New York : Viking, 2007.

Having learned that her Lutheran mother lived a secret life full of pleasure, Barbara decides to honor the dead woman by scattering her ashes over Lake Wobegon.

Kenin, Eve. Driven. New York : Enfield : Shomi ; Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2007.

Living in the grim aftermath of the Second Noble War, which killed off a third of the Earth’s population, attractive but deadly trucker Raina Bowen is determined to bring down powerful businessman and presidential adviser Duncan Bane, who brutalized Raina in her youth. Aided by a handsome but emotionless mercenary known simply as Wizard, Bowen hauls her rig up to the Northern Waste in search of her target; meanwhile, Bane is setting traps and sending agents of his own, imperiling the duo but intensifying their feelings for each other.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Devil may cry. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Sin, an ex-Sumerian god turned Dark-Hunter, has spent the last millennia seeking revenge on Artemis, who stole his godhood and left him near death, and as he searches for a group of evil demons preying on human flesh, he finds his chance for revenge.

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. On the road : the original scroll. New York : Viking, c2007.

The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it.

Khakpour, Porochista. Sons and other flammable objects. 1st ed. New York : [S.l.] : Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.

With the intention of getting away from his parents in California, twenty-six-year-old Xerxes Adam, an Iranian American college graduate, moves to New York City, where he falls in love with a part-Iranian woman and struggles to find his own identity in the days following the events of September 11, 2001.

Khoury, Raymond. The sanctuary. New York : Dutton, c2007.

A geneticist becomes involved in a deadly quest for a secret that has destroyed everyone in its path for centuries.

King, Jonathon. Acts of nature. New York : Dutton, c2007.

Private investigator Max Freeman and his girlfriend Detective Sherry Richards head to a remote cabin in the Florida Everglades, hoping for some quiet time together, but a hurricane interrupts their idyll, and with Sherry injured, the couple finds their attempts to get help further hindered by the gang of thieves and two murderous security guards.

Kinkade, Thomas. A Christmas visitor. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Books, c2007.

The citizens of Cape Light find the Christmas season filled with unexpected surprises, some good and others disappointing, and they all turn to Reverend Ben to turn their burdens into blessings.

Kitt, Sandra. Celluloid memories. New York : Arabesque, c2007.

Savannah Shelton knows the City of Angels breaks hearts more often than it fulfills dreams. Her late father spent fruitless years trying to make it big as an actor. Among his possessions, Savannah finds papers that hint at an old Hollywood secret that she’s positive would make a red-hot screenplay. But when a fender bender introduces her to McCoy Sutton, a charming, sexy attorney, Savannah wonders if it’s time to put aside her jaded ideas about L.A. and figure out if real life can have a Hollywood ending. . .

Kline, Christina Baker. The way life should be. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

Thirty-three-year-old New Yorker Angela Russo, dissatisfied with a career that amounts to “gliding across a smooth plateau of predictability” and fed up with “abysmal” blind dates, responds to an online personal ad written by Rich, a sailing instructor from Mount Desert Island, Maine. Angela begins to fall in love with the idea of Maine life just as much as she finds herself falling for Rich, and when her career suddenly goes up in flames, she moves to Mount Desert Island. Once she arrives, however, she learns that her vision of perfect New England life—and her perfect New England man—is far removed from reality. . .(From Publishers Weekly).

Koryta, Michael. A welcome grave. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Private investigator Lincoln Perry agrees to help the wife of the man who ruined Perry’s marriage find her estranged son, who has inherited his father’s fortune, but the simple case takes a deadly turn when the boy is murdered and Perry becomes the prime suspect.

Kray, Roberta. The pact. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c2007.

Eve enters into a pact with an intimidating and powerful man in order to protect her brother Terry from being killed in jail, but Eve soon learns the pact has come at a terrible price.

Kurtz, Katherine. Childe Morgan. 1st ed. New York : Ace Books, c2006.

Alaric Morgan has been pledged to the king’s service, for his Dernyi blood makes him ideal to safeguard the Haldane kings and ensure that Prince Brion shall have protection of his hereditary magic. But the Deryni are feared by the populace of Gwynedd and are viewed with deep suspicion by the Church. And the Camberian Council, which secretly oversees the activities of Deryni, scorns Alaric for his half-breed ancestry. Alaric has the king’s protection, and a future mapped out for him that in time should ensure his survival as well as that of the king’s heir. But Alaric is only four years old—and first he must survive to reach manhood.

Lam, Vincent. Bloodletting & miraculous cures. 1st ed. New York : Weinstein Books, c2007.

A practicing ER physician, Vincent Lam delivers a precise and intimate portrait of the medical profession in his fiction debut. These twelve interwoven stories follow a group of young doctors as they move from the challenges of medical school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses.

Larsson, Åsa. The blood spilt. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.

Attorney Rebecka Martinsson returns to her hometown to help police track down a killer who left a female priest hanging in her church and help the community pick up the pieces as it copes with the shocking death.

Lee, Min Jin. Free food for millionaires. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

Princeton graduate Casey Han struggles to find a career among Manhattan society while trying to balance friends, family, and relationships.

Lehrer, James. The phony marine : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.

Hugo Marder has always dreamed of making more of his life, so when he stumbles upon an auction for a Silver Star, the medal awarded for bravery in battle, he buys the medal and finds himself thrown into a lie that changes his life and challenges his morals.

Lehrer, James. Eureka : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

Otis Halstead, 59, married father of one, is in the clutches of a midlife crisis spending spree; he dismisses his nagging wife’s pleas that he see a therapist and continues buying items he’s always dreamed of owning: a miniature fire truck (now a collector’s item that goes for $12,000), a BB gun, a football helmet and an antique red Cushman motor scooter. The suicide of disillusioned co-worker Pete Wetmore (who left behind a telling note) provides the impetus for Otis to mount the scooter and leave town. But a steady string of bad luck finds a hospitalized Otis back in Eureka faking a coma to buy time for some heavy, overdue retrospection and one final decision. (From Publishers Weekly).

Lent, Jeffrey. A peculiar grace : a novel. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2007.

Two decades after an intense romance curdles, hermitic Hewitt Pearce is living in his family’s rural Vermont home, firing up his tractor for the occasional two-mile trip to the village, sometimes hiding in his hay barn, and producing prized custom ironwork when the spirit moves him. Upheaval arrives in the form of Jessica, a psychologically troubled waif with mysterious connections to Hewitt’s late artist father. Then Hewitt learns that Emily, the girl he loved years earlier and whose life he has tracked from afar, is now a widow. Evocative flashbacks reveal his family’s turbulent history, including Hewitt’s days of sex, drugs, and rock and roll on a commune and his dark period of “death-by-whisky drinking” after breaking up with Emily. . .(From Publishers Weekly).

Levi, Primo. A tranquil star : unpublished stories. New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.

The death of Marinese—Bear meat—Censorship in Bitinia—Knall—In the park—The magic paint—Gladiators—The fugitive—One night—Fra Diavolo on the Po—The sorcerers—Bureau of vital statistics—The girl in the book—Buffet dinner—The TV fans from Delta Cep—The molecule’s defiance—A tranquil star. Presents a collection of seventeen stories by Jewish Italian chemist and Holocaust survivor, Primo Levi.

Lewis, Beverly. The parting. Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2007.

Amish teen Nellie Fisher’s grief over the death of her sister, Suzy, in a drowning accident is just beginning to heal. It helps that Caleb Yoder has asked her to be his girl, and wedding bells ring in her imagination. Her baked goods shop also provides solace. But change blows through her Pennsylvania Amish community, threatening to divide families and thwart her newfound romance.

Löhr, Robert. The chess machine. 1st American ed. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.

In 1770, Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen reveals an automated chess-playing invention that is hailed as a wonder, when in reality it is controlled by an Italian dwarf.

Lourie, Richard. A hatred for tulips. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2007.

Joop, inspired by his long-absent brother’s return to Amsterdam, confesses his memories of World War II to his sibling and reveals the dark secret that has shaped and scarred his entire life—that he was the one who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis.

Lynn, Jackie. Jacob’s ladder. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Rose Franklin is enjoying her new life in the quiet town of Shady Grove, Arkansas, when she discovers a camper whose death is shrouded in mystery at the same time she receives an unexpected visit from her ex-husband.

MacBride, Stuart. Bloodshot. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Recently demoted Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae knows the only way he can get his old job back is to solve a high-profile case and win back the department’s respect, so when he learns about a serial rapist terrorizing local women, Logan sets out to track him down and bring him to justice.

MacDonald, Patricia J. Stolen in the night. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.

Twenty years after her sister, Phoebe, was kidnapped and murdered, Tess DeGraff learns the man who was put to death for the crime was innocent and returns to the town where Phoebe was killed to try and learn the truth about what happened and her own role in it.

Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983. The way some people die. 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed. New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, c2007.

In a rundown house in Santa Monica, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses fifty crumpled bills into Lew Archer’s hand and asks him to find her wandering daughter, Galatea. Described as ‘crazy for men´and without discrimination, she was last seen driving off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, a hophead hood with a rep for violence. . .

MacLeod, Ken. The Execution Channel. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

In the years following the War on Terrorism, people around the world cope with terrorist attacks and governments intentionally misinforming their citizens, making the only place to receive true information a rogue media outlet; and after witnessing a nuclear bomb attack which their country denies, Scottish software engineer James Travis and his peace activist daughter, Roisin, begin to understand just how desperate the world has become.

Macomber, Debbie. Where angels go. Don Mills, Ont., : Mira, c2007.

Angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy return to Earth to perform Christmas miracles for an elderly man who wants to know his wife will be taken care of after his death, a young woman who is afraid to risk her heart a second time, and a little boy who longs for a dog.

Magnan, Pierre. Death in the truffle wood. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Commissaire Laviolette uncovers crimes and bodies in a small Provencal truffle village in this U.S. import.

Malanowski, Jamie. The coup : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

Godwin Pope, Vice President of the United States, is bored with his job and uses journalist Maggie Newbold to distract himself and set in motion a subtle plot to bring down the President and make his life more interesting.

Mankell, Henning. Depths. New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2007, c2006.

In October 1914, Swedish naval officer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is sent on a secret mission to take depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago to help the Swedish army prepare to enter World War I.

Marshall, Michael, 1965 May 3-. The intruders. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

Jack Whalen agrees to help an old friend investigate the murders of a scientist’s family and find the missing scientist when a bizarre series of events begin to invade his life, including the mysterious disappearance of his wife and a young girl.

Martin, William. The lost constitution. 1st ed. New York : Forge, c2007.

Rare book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend Evangeline go on the hunt for an annotated draft of the U.S. Constitution in which the Founding Fathers explained the exact meaning of the Bill of Rights, but they have plenty of competition from people who want the document for their own—less than noble—purposes.

Martin, Valerie. Trespass : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2007.

Chloe Dales’s life is in good order. Her only child, Toby, has started his junior year at New York University; her husband, an academic on sabbatical, is working at home on his book about the Crusades; and Chloe is busy creating illustrations for a special edition of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Yet Chloe is disturbed—by the aggression of her government’s foreign policy, by the poacher who roams the land behind her studio, punctuating her solitude with rifle fire, and finally, by Toby’s new girlfriend, a Croatian refugee named Salome Drago. . .

Mayor, Archer. Chat. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

When a wintertime car accident leaves his mother and brother seriously injured, Joe Gunther takes a leave of absence to attend to them and investigate the cause of the crash.

Meyer, Stephenie. Eclipse. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.

Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob and her relationship with Edward, both vampires, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.

Michaels, Fern. Hide and seek. New York : Kensington Pub., c2007.

One stormy night years ago, the members of the Sisterhood gathered at Myra Rutledge’s Virginia estate to plan a mission that would avenge one of their own. Since then, Myra, Annie, Yoko, Alexis, Isabelle, Kathryn, and Nikki have meted out justice to many more villains who believed themselves above the law, and they’ve become national heroines in the process. Still, payback has its price, and the Sisterhood’s last assignment brought them perilously close to losing everything. Now the women are fugitives with a price on their heads, but they’re not planning on hiding out for long—not when good friends need the kind of help only they can give.

Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. Presence : stories. New York : Viking, c2007.

Presence is a posthumous gathering of Miller’s last published fiction, a group of stories that appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and elsewhere.

Mills, Mark. The savage garden. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.

Cambridge art history major Adam Strickland travels to Italy during the summer of 1958 to research a famous sixteenth-century garden, and is drawn into the intrigue of two mysterious deaths that occurred four hundred years apart.

Min, Anchee. The last empress. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

Presents an historical novel about China’s Empress Tzu Hsi, who ruled China for nearly fifty years in the second half of the nineteenth century amidst threats by Japan, Russia, France, and England as well as insurgents within her own country.

Moning, Karen Marie. Bloodfever. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.

In Dublin the walls are coming down between Man and Faery. That means that the Buffy-like services of MacKayla Lane—the 22-year-old Georgia-born sidhe-seer (or one who can see the Fae) and slayer are required. Mac is determined to kick the nasties back to faeryland and to avenge her sister Alina’s murder by the Fae’s dark Lord Master. She’s also seeking the sinister Sinsar Dubh, a book of black magic. Jericho Barrons, Mac’s enigmatic protector, is a purveyor of books and antiquities (and of course, is a major hunk). As Mac takes direction from Jericho, she must resist the sexy dangers of V’lane, a death-by-sex Fae, and learn about her true family of Irish sidhe-seers.

Moody, Rick. Right livelihoods : three novellas. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.

Presents a collection of three novellas influenced by the aftermath of the September 11 attacks including “The Omega Force,” “K & K,” and “The Albertine Notes.”

Moore, Susanna. The big girls. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.

While prison psychiatrist Louise Forrest tries to help female inmate Helen—who blames the voices in her head for the murders of her children and believes that Hollywood starlet Angie Mills is her sister—she copes with her own problems with the actress, who coincidentally is dating her ex-husband and caring for her son.

Mosley, Walter. Blonde faith. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.

Easy Rawlins’ life begins to fall apart around him when he arrives home from work to find a friend has left his daughter on Easy’s doorstep, another friend has gone missing and is wanted by the police, and his girlfriend is leaving him to marry another man, forcing Easy to find a way to save his friends and protect his own heart.

Murr, Naeem. The perfect man : a novel. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2007.

The closeness of five friends growing up in 1950s Pisgah, Missouri—including Rajiv Travers, a boy born to an East Indian mother and English father, abandoned by his family, and adopted by the American romance writer his uncle left behind by suicide—is threatened when a love triangle develops within their group and the dark secrets of Pisgah’s residents emerge.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Channeling Mark Twain : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Holly Mattox, a newly married, recently graduated poet, moves from Minnesota to New York City in the early seventies to teach a poetry workshop at a women’s detention center, and is surprised at the power her poetry has on the imprisoned women.

Nahai, Gina Barkhordar. Caspian rain : a novel. San Francisco : MacAdam Cage, c2007.
Nahai’s story of a haunted Jewish family in Tehran during the shah’s last years possesses the dark beauty and harsh lessons of a fairy tale . . . (From Booklist).

Niven, Larry. Fleet of worlds. New York : Tom Doherty Associates Book, c2007.
A brand-new novel set in Niven’s Known Space, two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld.

Novik, Naomi. Empire of ivory. New York : Del Rey, c2007.

Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, as an epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the dragons’ ranks. Only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected and must stand as the only means of airborne defense against France’s ever bolder sorties. As Bonaparte’s dragons harrow Britain’s ships, Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, take wing to Africa in search of a cure for the deadly contagion.

Oates, Joyce Carol. The museum of Dr. Moses : tales of mystery and suspense. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.

A collection of ten short stories of mystery and suspense by American author Joyce Carol Oates.

O’Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000. The road to Samarcand. 1st American ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.

An archaeological expedition with a cargo of priceless jade is pursued across the Gobi Desert into the snows of Tibet.

O’Connor, Jane. Dangerous admissions : secrets of a closet sleuth. 1st ed. New York : Avon, c2007.

Miranda “Rannie” Bookman, 43, divorced mother of two, with a recent love life consisting of a long string of embarrassingly brief encounters, is beginning to feel like a dangling participle: connected to nothing. Her career as a copyeditor is down the toilet (she makes one little slip—a missing “l” from the last word in the title of the Nancy Drew classic The Secret of the Old Clock—and suddenly she’s Publishing Enemy #1!), so she’s been forced to take any gig she can get. And that means giving tours at the Chapel School, the ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive, private academy that her children attend. Certainly not the most interesting of employments . . . at least until someone stumbles across the dead body of the Director of College Admissions.

Ondaatje, Michael. Divisadero. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.

After her father finds her having sex with his twenty-year-old farmhand, sixteen-year-old Anna and her adopted sister Claire find their lives changing and going in separate directions.

Packer, Ann. Songs without words. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.

Childhood friends Liz, a housewife, and Sarabeth, a single designer, who were brought close by Sarabeth’s mother’s suicide when they were sixteen-years-old, are forced to confront problems in their friendship when Liz’s fifteen-year-old daughter attempts to take her own life.

Palwick, Susan. Shelter. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

In late-twenty-first-century San Francisco, where compassion is outlawed, the daughter of an artificial intelligence corporation leader tries to save her adopted son, an African boy suffering mental effects from a pandemic virus, from “brainwiping.”. .

Patchett, Ann. Run. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2007.

It’s a winter evening in Boston and the temperature has drastically dropped as a blizzard approaches the city. On this fateful night, Bernard Doyle plans to meet his two adopted sons, Tip the older, and more serious and Teddy, the affectionate dreamer, at a Harvard auditorium to hear a speech given by Jesse Jackson. Doyle, an Irish Catholic and former Boston mayor, has done his best to keep his two sons interested in politics, from the day he and his now deceased wife became their parents, through their childhoods, and now in their lives as college students. Though the two boys are African-American, the bonds of the family’s love have never been tested. But as the snow begins to falls, an accident triggers into motion a series of events that will forever change their lives. . .

Patchett, Ann. The patron saint of liars. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York : Harper Perennial, 2007, c1992.

Rose, married for three years, decides she has made a mistake and leaves her husband, traveling from California to Kentucky to take up residence in a home for unwed mothers where she plans to have her baby and give it up for adoption, but she soon discovers life still holds some surprises.

Patchett, Ann. Taft. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York : Perennial, 2007, c1994.

John Nickel, an African-American musician and manager of a Memphis blues bar, finds nothing but trouble when he befriends Carl and Fay Taft, a young white brother and sister who are looking for work.

Perrotta, Tom. The abstinence teacher. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children, but amid its good schools and healthy real estate market, a small-town culture war is brewing. The Abstinence Teacher focuses on two divorced parents who become adversaries in the mess: Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school who believes that “pleasure is good, shame is bad, and knowledge is power.” Her younger daughter’s soccer coach is Tim Mason, a former stoner and rocker whose response to hitting rock bottom was to reach out and be saved. Ruth and Tim instinctively distrust one another, but when a controversy on the playing field forces the two of them to actually talk to each other, an uneasy friendship begins to develop.

Perry, Thomas. Silence. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.

Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear, but now her ex-boyfriend is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do.

Peterson, Holly. The manny : (man-ee) n: 1. a nanny of the male persuasion. New York : Dial Press, 2007.

Jamie Whitfield is at a loss as to how to help her troubled son find a male role model, until she hires Peter Baily as a “manny” to offer her son guidance, and finds herself drawn to Peter, who helps her rediscover the joys of life and love.

Pollero, Rhonda. Knock off. New York : Kensington Books, c2007.

Twenty-nine-year-old West Palm Beach paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner—along with attractive detective Liam McGarrity—investigates the death of a client’s husband, which was ruled an accident but may have been a murder.

Pratchett, Terry. Making money : a novel of Discworld. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.

Moist von Lipwig, condemned prisoner turned postal worker extraordinaire (see Pratchett’s Going Postal) is back! Except this time he’s been put in charge of a different branch of the government: he’s responsible for overseeing the printing of Ankh-Morpork’s first paper currency. . .

Putney, Mary Jo. A distant magic. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey, c2007.

Jean Macrae’s prominent family have magical abilities that set them apart from others, even among fellow Guardians, and when Jean is imprisoned on a handsome stranger’s pirate ship, she must use her powers to protect herself and find her way back home.

Quick, Barbara. Vivaldi’s virgins : a novel. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2007.

Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria dal Violin, a foundling raised at the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, receives training from violin master and priest Antonio Vivaldi, but even the difficulties of trying to play Vivaldi’s music cannot keep Anna from her quest to search the city for information about her parents whom she has been told are dead.

Quinlan, Patrick. The takedown. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Dick Miller is shocked to discover that his ex-girlfriend’s bullet-riddled body has been stashed in the trunk of his car and sets out to find the real killer and learn why he is being framed for the crime.

Resnick, Michael D. Ivory : a legend of past and future. Amherst, N.Y. : Pyr, c2007.

Researcher Duncan Rojas is approached by the last Maasai and offered a challenge he can’t turn down: to find the ivory of the fabled Kilimanjaro Elephant, the greatest trophy ever taken. As Rojas traces the ivory across the galaxy and through the eons, he also begins to learn why it is so important to his client.

Richardson, Kat. Poltergeist : a Greywalker novel. New York : Roc, c2007.

Psychic private investigator Harper Blaine investigates the murder of a university professor’s assistant who was working on creating an artificial poltergeist, but may have summoned a real ghost.

Rimington, Stella. Secret asset. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle is suddenly taken off a case involving a possible terrorist cell and is assigned the task of uncovering and exposing a mole that the agency believes has been planted in one of the branches of British Intelligence.

Roberson, Jennifer. Deepwood. New York : Daw Books, c2007.

At the start of Roberson’s sequel to Karavans (2006), the mysterious sentient forest, Alisanos, which has moved for the first time in 40 years, surrounds series heroine Audrun, who has given premature birth to a daughter, Sarith. Rhuan, the demigod disguised as a karavan guide who tried to protect Audrun’s family, continues to guard mother and child, calling upon his semidivine cousin, Brodhi, for grudging assistance. Other denizens of the deepwood offer aid to Audrun’s four older children as Alisanos begins to transform them. . . (from the publisher, edited).

Rosnay, Tatiana de. Sarah’s key. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

American journalist Julia Jarmond researches the brutal 1942 Nazi roundup in Paris and stumbles upon a connection between her family and one of the victims, which compels Julia to learn more about the girl’s life.

Ross, Joel N. White flag down. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

After crashing in Europe during World War II, Army Air Force pilot Lieutenant Grant learns about secret discussions which may result in a nonaggression pact between Russia and Germany; and teams up with a Russian commander and a Swiss journalist in search of the document which holds the key to the two countries uniting.

Roth, Philip. Exit ghost. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

A 71-year-old Nathan Zuckerman returns to New York after more than a decade in rural New England, ostensibly to see a doctor about a prostate condition that has left him incontinent and probably impotent. But Zuckerman being Zuckerman and Roth being Roth, the plot is much more complicated than it at first appears. . .(From Publishers Weekly).

Royal, Priscilla. Justice for the damned. Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, c2007.

It is May of 1272, and Prioress Eleanor, recovering from a near-fatal winter fever, returns to Amesbury Priory to visit her aunt in time for the Feast of Saint Melor. Although Eleanor hopes to regain her strength in the midst of pleasant childhood memories, Death reveals a most troublesome fondness for her company, thwarting her desire for peace.

Rucka, Greg. Patriot acts. New York : Bantam Books, c2007.

Bodyguard turned fugitive Atticus Kodiak is forced underground after he is falsely accused of being one of the world’s most wanted assassins and must stop at nothing to prove his innocence, even if it means becoming a cold-hearted killer.

Ruckley, Brian. Winterbirth. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown And Co., c2007.

The first installment of the Godless World trilogy, introduces a sprawling realm abandoned by the gods after two races united to destroy a third. (From Publishers Weekly).

Ruff, Matt. Bad monkeys. 1st ed. New York : Harper Collins Publishers, c2007.

Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—“Bad Monkeys” for short. This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail’s psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy—or playing a different game altogether.

Russo, Richard. Bridge of sighs. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.

Louis Charles (Lucy) Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for forty of them, their son now a grown man. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he’s had plenty of reasons not to be—chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive. Yet it was her shrewdness, combined with that Lynch optimism, that had propelled them years ago to the right side of the tracks and created an “empire” of convenience stores about to be passed on to the next generation.

Salter, Anna C. Truth catcher. 1st Pegasus Books ed. New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by Consortium, c2006.

Forensic psychologist Breeze Copens is haunted by a vision of a little girl while interviewing armed robbery suspect Daryl Collins and sets out to learn the little girl’s fate, unprepared for the shocking truth she will uncover.

Sandford, John. Dark of the moon. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.

Virgil Flowers-tall, lean, late thirties, three times divorced, hair way too long for a cop’s—had kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. . .In the small town of Bluestem, where everybody knows everybody, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside. . .And that wasn’t even the reason Flowers had come to Bluestem. Three weeks before, there’d been another murder—two, in fact—a doctor and his wife, the doctor found propped up in his backyard, both eyes shot out. There hadn’t been a murder in Bluestem in years—and now, suddenly, three? Flowers knows two things: This wasn’t a coincidence, and this had to be personal. (From the publisher, edited).

Sansom, Ian. The case of the missing books : a mobile library mystery. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper, 2006, c2005.

Israel Armstrong arrives in Ireland with the promise of an exciting new job; but when he discovers that the 15,000-plus books in his mobile library have disappeared, he sets out to find the thief.

Scalzi, John. The android’s dream. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2006.

As Earth is on the brink of war with a vastly superior alien race, Harry Creek races against time to find the one object that could save the planet from alien enslavement.

Schaffert, Timothy. Devils in the sugar shop. Denver, CO : Unbridled Books, c2006.

The lives of a failed erotic novelist, a hostess of prim sex-toy parties, an artist and a bookshop owner pursued by a demented if harmless stalker—all members of the artsy crowd in Omaha, Nebraska—collide one snowy winter evening, the week before Valentine’s Day. . .

Schätzing, Frank. Death and the devil. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

In the year 1260, under the supervision of the architect Gerhard Morart, the most ambitious ecclesiastical building in all of Christendom is rising above the merchant city of Cologne: the great cathedral. Far below the soaring spires and flying buttresses, a bitter struggle is underway between the archbishop of Cologne and the ruling merchant families to control the enormous wealth of this prosperous commercial center—a struggle that quickly becomes deadly. . .

Sebold, Alice. The almost moon : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.

For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. . .Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this. . .novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers; the meaning of devotion; and the line between love and hate. (from the publisher, edited).

Sefton, Maggie. A killer stitch. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.

When womanizing Derek Cooper, a Fort Collins, Colo., rancher, is killed by a blow to the head near the start of Sefton’s fourth knitting mystery, her first in hardcover, for once it looks as if knitter-cum-accountant-cum-sleuth Kelly Flynn, who doesn’t know the deceased, won’t get involved. But it turns out that one of Kelly’s pals is close friends with a prime suspect, Cooper’s ex, and Kelly offers her detecting skills in an attempt to track down the real killer. (From Publisher’s Weekly, edited).

Shriver, Lionel. The post-birthday world. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.

Children’s book illustrator Irina McGovern, in a solid relationship with fellow American expatriate Lawrence Trainer, is strongly tempted to kiss their friend Ramsey Acton, a professional snooker player and Lawrence’s opposite in most every way—setting the stage for parallel accounts that imagine what Irina’s life would be like if she gave in to temptation.

Sofer, Dalia. The Septembers of Shiraz. New York : Ecco, c2007.

Rare gem dealer Isaac Amin, arrested in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, tries to deal with the tedium and terrors of prison while his wife, daughter, and son react in different ways to Isaac’s unexplained disappearance and contemplate an uncertain future.

Somoza, José Carlos. Zig zag : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Rayo, c2007.

Elisa, a young physics professor, races against time to solve the mysterious deaths of a number of elite scientists with whom she was sequestered while the group experimented on the “String Theory,” making it possible to witness past events.

Sparks, Nicholas. The choice. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., c2007.
Sometimes, we make choices we didn’t choose to make. Travis Parker, for example, wasn’t looking for a relationship; from his perspective, his life was pretty close to perfect. And new neighbor Gabby Holland wasn’t exactly dating material. This attractive redhead had a longtime steady boyfriend and treated Travis like an unwanted guest. But the unexpected can reshape our lives, shredding every well-laid plan into wedding confetti. . .

Stackpole, Michael A. The new world. New York : Bantam Books, c2007.

Time is running out. Nalenyr is besieged on all sides by those who would save the fabled land—and those who would enslave it. Soon the realm will be ravaged by the scourge of magical warfare—overrun by terrifying forces created by an ancient enemy, and soaked in the blood of champions and gods. It is the moment of final conflict, and the grandchildren of the Royal Cartographer are at the center of the climactic struggle.

Stirling, S. M. The sunrise lands. New York : ROC, c2007.

A generation has passed since The Change that rendered technology inoperable around the world, and western Oregon has finally achieved a degree of peace. But a new threat has risen in Paradise Valley, Wyoming. A man known as The Prophet presides over the Church Universal and Triumphant, teaching his followers to continue God’s work by destroying the remnants of technological civilization they encounte—and those who dare use them. Rudi Mackenzie, son and heir of the mystic Juniper, must journey with seven friends across a continent in chaos to the Sunrise Lands to solve the riddle of what destroyed a civilization. . .

Tallman, Shirley. The Cliff House strangler. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Nineteenth-century attorney Sarah Woolson attends a séance at San Francisco’s Cliff House in the hopes of getting her mind off of her failing private practice, and finds herself thrown into a murder mystery when several of the other guests turn up dead.

Taylor, D. J. (David John). Kept : a Victorian mystery. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.

A novel that centers on the abduction of disturbed heiress Isabel Ireland, whose husband, Henry, died in a fall from his horse, and a collection of characters from all levels of 1860s English society who keep Captain McTurk of Scotland Yard running in circles.

Temple, Peter. The broken shore. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.

Detective Joe Cashin is asked to investigate the murder of a prominent man in a small town along the South Australian coast, and comes to blows in the town with those who want to place the blame on three boys from a nearby aboriginal community.

Tepper, Sheri S. The Margarets. 1st ed. New York : Eos, c2007.

Margaret Bain, the only human child in a human work colony, invents six imaginary companions to play with and help stop her loneliness, but when she is sent back to Earth, her companions are left behind and create their own personas, which change the course of history.

Thomas, Will. The hellfire conspiracy. 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Barker and Llewlyn are hired to locate an upper-class girl from the East End who has disappeared, but instead of finding the girl, they uncover evidence of a brutal serial killer calling himself Mr. Miacca.

Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.). Murder in Chinatown. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.

Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way to Chinatown to deliver a baby. There she meets a group of Irish women who, completely alone at Ellis Island, married Chinese men in the same predicament. But even as a new century dawns, New Yorkers still cling to their own kind, scorning children of mixed races. When the new mother’s half-Chinese, half-Irish niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting the police will accomplish nothing, and seeks the one person she can turn to—Detective Sergeant Malloy. . .

Thomson, Rupert. Death of a murderer. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.

After spending years in prison for gruesome crimes, a murderer finally dies of natural causes, but even in death the woman is notorious and Billy Tyler is assigned to guard the body to ensure nothing happens, an assignment that forces Billy to re-examine his own life and choices.

Trinchieri, Camilla. The price of silence. New York : Soho, c2007.

Emma Perotti finds herself on trial for murder when the young Chinese artist she took in is found dead, and, in her quest to prove her innocence, Emma uncovers shocking secrets about the young girl and her family.

Tsukiyama, Gail. The street of a thousand blossoms. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Hiroshi and Kenji, orphaned brothers raised in a traditional Japanese household by their loving grandparents in Tokyo, have their futures already mapped out, with Hiroshi invited to train with sumo master Sho Tanaka, and Kenji serving an apprenticeship with a famous mask-maker, but they must put their dreams on hold when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and their world suddenly changes.

Van Patten, Vincent. The Picasso flop. 1st ed. New York : Mysterious Press, c2007.

Professional poker player Jimmy Spain visits his wealthy former cell mate after being released from prison and finds himself pulled into a con that could make Jimmy a rich man or end his life.

Vargas Llosa, Mario. The bad girl. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.

Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as “Lily” in Lima in 1950, when she arrives one summer out of the blue, claiming to be from Chile but vanishing the moment her claim is exposed as fiction. He loves her next in Paris, where she appears as the enchanting “Comrade Arlette,” an activist en route to Cuba, and becomes his lover, albeit an icy, remote one who denies knowing anything about the ily of years gone by. Whoever the bad girl turns up as-whether t’s Madame Robert Arnoux, the wife of a high-ranking UNESCO fficial, or Kuriko, the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman-and however poorly she treats him, Ricardo is doomed to worship her.

Vassanji, M. G. The assassin’s song. 1st United States ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.

The Assassin’s Song opens in the 1960s in a village in Western India, the site of the thirteenth-century Sufi shrine of Pirbaag. Karsan Dargawalla is next in line after his father to assume the lordship of the shrine. But Karsan longs to be “just ordinary,” to be a great cricketer and play for his country and, at the urging of a truck driver, to learn more and more about the world. In secret he applies to go to Harvard, and when he is accepted, he can’t resist the opportunity—though this means profound disappointment for his father and heartbreak for his mother. Soon the intellectual excitement and discoveries of his new life compel him to abdicate his succession to the throne. But even as he succeeds in his ordinary life, becoming a professor, marrying and having a son, leading a charmed suburban existence in British Columbia—his heritage continues to haunt him. . .

Wall, Kathryn R. Sanctuary Hill. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Bay Tanner is stranded with her ailing father at his antebellum mansion due to a strong summer storm and finds herself plunged into a world of ancient magic that threatens everything she holds dear.

Ward, Amanda Eyre. Forgive me : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

Foreign correspondent Nadine Morgan, recuperating from an injury at her father’s home in Cape Cod, becomes involved with a local couple whose son was murdered in South Africa, and finds herself forced to face her own past and life choices when she follows them to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the late 1990s where the young man’s killers are asking for mercy.

White, Dave. When one man dies : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2007.

A hit and run. Simple as that. And suddenly harmless old Gerry Figuroa is lying dead on the asphalt. New Jersey cop turned private investigator Jackson Donne sure as hell doesn’t want to investigate his drinking buddy’s death, but he’s made a promise that leaves him no choice. . .

Willocks, Tim. The religion. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.

French countess Carla la Penautier seeks a passage to Malta to find the son taken from her at his birth twelve years prior, and enlists the help of a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune and arms dealer named Mattias Tannhauser.

Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul). Bloodline : a Repairman Jack novel. 1st hardcover ed. New York : Forge, c2007.

A monstrous scheme to create an evil superman through crude efforts at gene jiggering bedevils urban mercenary Repairman Jack in his 11th outing (after 2006’s Harbingers). When Jack, a New York City paranormal fixer, agrees to help Christy Pickering break up a relationship between her 18-year-old daughter and an older man, Jerry Bethlehem, he discovers Bethlehem is a violent criminal whose past includes abortion clinic bombings and a stay at a government-funded clinic conducting DNA research. Pickering is circumspect about her own background and her daughter’s paternity. When Jack probes unspoken links between Pickering and Bethlehem, his investigation intrudes inexplicably upon a shady self-help guru. Sinuous plot twists and shocking revelations abound. . .

Wilson, Robert Charles. Axis. New York : Tor Books, c2007.

Wilson’s yarn involves advanced alien Hypotheticals that, for reasons beyond speculation, moved Earth four-billion years into the future. Advanced biological techniques, including the means to prolong life by 30 years, were developed; those so treated became known as Fourths. And a huge space-warp Arch connects Earth to another habitable planet, Equatoria. (From Kirkus Reviews).

Wimberley, Darryl. Pepperfish Keys : a Detective Barrett Raines mystery. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Television reporter Sharon Fowler hopes to trick Barrett Raines into trouble so she can write the story of her career, but her plan backfires and puts both their lives in danger.

Woods, Stuart. Shoot him if he runs. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2007.

In the newest addition to the bestselling series, Stone Barrington and Holly Barker pursue a master spy and murderer in a tropical paradise where very little is as it seems.

Young, Robyn. Crusade. New York : Dutton, c2007.

In 1274, peace in the Middle East is threatened as Prince Edward plans a new Crusade, the Egyptian sultan’s son comes under the influence of a soothsayer who wants to destroy the Christians, a group of Western merchants sets in motion a profitable, ruthless plan, and Will Campbell suspects that the Brethren have been betrayed.


155.50973 LER
Lerner, Richard M. The good teen : rescuing adolescence from the myths of the storm and stress years. 1st ed. New York : Crown Pub., c2007.

Lerner encourages parents to promote healthy, positive, admirable, and productive behaviors in our young people. His approach focuses on the Five C’s: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring. He theorizes that a kid secure in the Five C’s will probably be equipped to avoid real storm and strife during adolescence. (from Publishers Weekly).

193 JEN
Jenemann, David. Adorno in America. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2007.

The German philosopher and cultural critic Theodor W. Adorno was one of the towering intellectual figures of the twentieth century, and between 1938 and 1953 he lived in exile in the United States. Adorno in America argues for a more complicated, more intimate relationship between Adorno and American society than has ever been previously acknowledged. What emerges is not only an image of an intellectual in exile, but ultimately a rediscovery of Adorno as a potent defender of a vital and intelligent democracy.

197 CHA
Chamberlain, Lesley. Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia. 1st ed. New York : Rookery, c2007.

Examines the writings of key Russian thinkers from the last two centuries to offer an overview of Russian philosophy and the concept of individualism.

211 TAY
Taylor, Charles. A secular age. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2007.

Explores how the role of religion in western societies has changed over the last few centuries and examines how those changes have influenced people, their beliefs, and practices. An analysis of secularism from Canadian philosopher Taylor (Modern Social Imaginaries, 2004, etc.), winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize. (From Kirkus Reviews).

220 JAC
Jacobs, A. J. The year of living biblically. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

What would it require for a person to live all the commandments of the Bible for an entire year? That is the question that animates this hilarious, quixotic, thought-provoking memoir from Jacobs (The Know-It-All). He didn’t just keep the Bible’s better-known moral laws (being honest, tithing to charity and trying to curb his lust), but also the obscure and unfathomable ones: not mixing wool with linen in his clothing; calling the days of the week by their ordinal numbers to avoid voicing the names of pagan gods; trying his hand at a 10-string harp; growing a ZZ Top beard; eating crickets; and paying the babysitter in cash at the end of each work day. (From Publishers Weekly).

220.09 ARM
Armstrong, Karen. The bible : a biography. 1st American ed. New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Atlantic Monthly ; Distributed by Group West, c2007.

Detailed review of the creation and study of the Bible through the centuries.

221.6 KUG
Kugel, James L. How to read the Bible : a guide to scripture, then and now. New York : Free Press, c2007.

In How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James Kugel leads the reader chapter by chapter through the “quiet revolution” of recent biblical scholarship, showing time and again how radically the interpretations of today’s researchers differ from what people have always thought.

248.4 ORT
Ortberg, John. When the game is over, it all goes back in the box. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2007.

Ortberg presents his ideas for success, based on his interpretation of God’s vantage point.

248.4 OST
Osteen, Joel. Become a better you : 7 keys to improving your life every day. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, c2007.

Joel Osteen offers seven steps that will help readers discover the better things they were born for, their individual purpose and destiny. (From the publisher, edited).

261 MCL
McLaren, Brian D. Everything must change : Jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope. Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2007.

“What do the life and teaching of Jesus have to say about the most critical global problems in our world today?”—Provided by publisher.

269 GIB
Gibbs, Nancy. The preacher and the presidents : Billy Graham in the White House. 1st ed. New York : Center Street, c2007.

Chronicles the history of evangelist Billy Graham’s ties to eleven U.S. presidents from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.

270.1 STA
Stark, Rodney. Cities of God : the real story of how Christianity became an urban movement and conquered Rome. 1st ed. [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2006.

Presents new information about the rise of the early church, challenging prevailing views of how Christianity grew through time to become the largest religion in the world.

271 TER
Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997. Mother Teresa : come be my light : the private writings of the Saint of Calcutta. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

Compiled and presented by Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., who knew Mother Teresa for twenty years and is the postulator for her cause for sainthood and director of the Mother Teresa Center, “Mother Teresa” brings together letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades.

277.3 WIL
Wills, Garry. Head and heart : American christianities. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.

An examination of Christianity’s place in American life across the broad sweep of this country’s history, from the Puritans to the presidential administration of George W. Bush.

294.3 LOO
Loori, John Daido. Finding the Still Point (Book and CD): A Beginner’s Guide to Zen Meditation. Shambhala Publications, c2007.

One of Zen Buddhism’s most respected teachers offers a complete introduction to Zen meditation in 96 short pages and a 70-minute CD. Using straightforward language, John Daido Loori explains everything new meditators need to know to begin practicing—including where to sit (on a chair, cushion, or bench), how to position the body (complete with instructional photographs), and how to practice Zen meditation to calm the mind.

305.23089 ORE
O’Reilly, Bill. Kids are Americans too. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

In his latest book for young people, O’Reilly. . .writes clearly about the fine lines between a kid’s liberties and responsibilities, contemporary court cases which are helping to redefine kids´rights today, and about how to be an advocate for one’s own rights no matter how old one is. (from the publisher, edited).

305.235089 TAN
Tanz, Jason. Other people’s property : a shadow history of hip-hop in white America. 1st U.S. ed. New York : [S.l.] : Bloomsbury ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, c2007.

Presents a comprehensive history of hip-hop music in America and its influence in American pop culture.

320.0973 THO
Thomas, Cal. Common ground : how to stop the partisan war that is destroying America. New York : Morrow, c2007.

Common Ground unmasks the hypocrisy of many of the issues, organizations, and individuals who created and deepened the partisan divide at the center of American politics, and makes a strategic case for why this bickering must stop.

324.9764 FRI
Friedman, Kinky. You can lead a politician to water, but you can’t make him think : ten commandments for Texas politics. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Kinky lays forth his ten commandments for improving the state of Texas and politics everywhere, and for restoring order, logic, decency, and above all a sense of humor back to this country.

327.7304709 LEF
Leffler, Melvyn P. For the soul of mankind : the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War. 1st ed. New York : Hill and Wang, c2007.

The distinguished historian Melvyn P. Leffler homes in on four crucial episodes when American and Soviet leaders considered modulating, avoiding, or ending hostilities and asks why they failed: Stalin and Truman devising new policies after 1945; Malenkov and Eisenhower exploring the chance for peace after Stalin’s death in 1953; Kennedy, Khrushchev, and LBJ trying to reduce tensions after the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962; and Brezhnev and Carter aiming to sustain détente after the Helsinki Conference of 1975. All these leaders glimpsed possibilities for peace, yet they allowed ideologies, political pressures, the expectations of allies and clients, the dynamics of the international system, and their own fearful memories to trap them in a cycle of hostility that seemed to have no end.

330.951 MER
Meredith, Robyn. The elephant and the dragon : the rise of India and China and what it means for all of us. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.

This book is the first to compare and contrast how these two Asian nations, each with more than a billion people, are spurring a new “gold rush,” and what this will mean for the rest of the world.—From publisher description.

331.702 EIK
Eikleberry, Carol. The career guide for creative and unconventional people. 3rd ed. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2007.

270 occupations for creative and unconventional people. Looks at the creative personality, presenting tools for self-evaluation, essays from people who have been successful in finding their dream jobs, and a listing with descriptions of more than two hundred creative jobs.

332.6 ADA
Adamson, Daniel de Faro. The blue way : how to profit by investing in a better world. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

The Blue Way shows why socially progressive companies that make political contributions to “blue” politicians and causes outperform “red” companies. The idea that progressives are better at businesses than conservatives will surprise most people—including many progressives. But as The Blue Way shows, in nearly every sector of the economy, blue companies are the top performers.

333.72 NOR
Nordhaus, Ted. Break through : the death of environmentalism and the politics of possibility. New York, N.Y. : Houghton Mifflin Company, c2007.

The authors argue there is a connection between what they see as the failures of environmentalism and left-leaning politics. They present a political model they believe will resonate with modern American values and be capable of addressing environmental challenges. (Publisher description, edited).

338.4 THO
Thomas, Dana. Deluxe : how luxury lost its luster. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.

Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the luxury fashion industry, uncovering the dark secrets the industry leaders, including Prada, Gucci, and Burberry, have tried to keep quiet and the dirty truths that threaten their future.

341.6 DOD
Dodd, Christopher J. (Christopher John). Letters from Nuremberg : my father’s narrative of a quest for justice. 1st ed. New York : Crown Pub., c2007.

Presents a comprehensive collection of letters written by the author’s father, Thomas J. Dodd, who served as one of the U.S. prosecutors at the 1945 Nuremberg trial.

342.7302 HOL
Holton, Woody. Unruly Americans and the origins of the Constitution. New York : Hill and Wang, c2007.

Holton provides the startling discovery that the primary purpose of the Constitution was, simply put, to make America more attractive to investment. And the linchpin to that endeavor was taking power away from the states and ultimately away from the people. In an eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution, Holton captures how the same class of Americans that produced Shays’s Rebellion in Massachusetts (and rebellions in damn near every other state) produced the Constitution we now revere.

347.73 TOO
Toobin, Jeffrey. The nine : inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

Draws on interviews with the nine justices of the Supreme Court to offer an inside look at the Court’s complex dynamic and the changes that may be in store for key issues, including abortion, civil rights, and presidential power, after the 2008 presidential election.

363.325 PAP
Pape, Robert Anthony. Dying to win : the strategic logic of suicide terrorism. Random House Trade pbk. ed. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2006.

Offers a detailed analysis of suicide terrorism, explaining the strategic, social, and individual factors responsible for the growing threat.

363.325 SHA
Shapiro, Ian. Containment : rebuilding a strategy against global terror. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007.

In this powerfully argued book, Ian Shapiro shows that the idea of containment offers the best hope for protecting Americans and their democracy into the future. His bold vision for American security in the post-September 11 world is reminiscent of George Kennan’s historic “Long Telegram,” in which the containment strategy that won the Cold War was first developed.

364.152 KRA
Kraybill, Donald B. Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2007.

On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. He opened fire on the ten remaining girls, killing five and leaving the others critically wounded. He then shot himself as police stormed the building. His motivation? “I’m angry at God for taking my little daughter,” he told the children before the massacre. . .AMISH GRACE explores the many questions this story raises about the religious beliefs and habits that led the Amish to forgive so quickly. It looks at the ties between forgiveness and membership in a cloistered communal society and asks if Amish practices parallel or diverge from other religious and secular notions of forgiveness. It will also address the matter of why forgiveness became news.

364.152 SPA
Spalding, Linda. Who named the knife : a book of murder and memory. New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.

Murder. Hawaii’s beautiful Hanauma Bay. The suspects: two young mainlanders on their honeymoon. Maryann Acker, a pretty young Mormon woman, is 18. William, just out of prison, is 28. The crime is robbery, ending in a killing. And before the spree is over, another robbery and murder a few days later in California. In 1982, Linda Spalding, a mainlander herself, living in Hawaii, is chosen as a juror for Maryann’s trial there. Surprisingly the chief witness against Maryann is William, accusing her of shooting their victim. Spalding has reasonable doubts, but on the last day of the trial, she is abruptly dismissed from the jury and Maryann is sentenced to life in prison. Eighteen years later, Spalding stumbles over the journal she kept during the trial and reads it carefully. Was she right to have doubts? Then she tracks down Maryann, who is still incarcerated. . .as her understanding of the forces that drove Maryann’s actions grows, Linda finds herself compelled to examine her own past as well as Maryann’s.

371.8 GOR
Gordon, Rhona M. Thinking organized for parents and children : helping kids get organized for home, school & play. Silver Spring, MD : Thinking Organized, c2007.

A practical guide for parents designed to help their children become more organized at home and school, with tips on keeping track of assignments, study skills, improving memory, and increase comprehension.

371.9 FOR
Ford, Anne. On their own : creating an independent future for your adult child with learning disabilities and ADHD : a family guide. 1st ed. New York : Newmarket Press, c2007.

An indispensable guide to the special challenges faced by parents of learning-disabled children as they enter adulthood, by the author of Laughing Allegra, a leading activist and parent of an adult child with LD.

391.4 BOW
Bowen, John Richard. Why the French don’t like headscarves : Islam, the State, and public space. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2006.

Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves explains why headscarves on schoolgirls caused such a furor, and why the furor yielded this law. Making sense of the dramatic debate from his perspective as an American anthropologist in France at the time, John Bowen writes about everyday life and public events while also presenting interviews with officials and intellectuals, and analyzing French television programs and other media.

500 BES
The best American science writing 2007. 1st ed. New York : Harper Perennial, c2007.

Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year.

508.092 HAU
Haupt, Lyanda Lynn. Pilgrim on the great bird continent : the importance of everything and other lessons from Darwin’s lost notebooks. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2006.

A narrative account of Charles Darwin’s five-year voyage along the coastline of South America that describes his encounters with the region’s rain forest, cliffs, and wildlife.

530.01 STE
Stenger, Victor J. The comprehensible cosmos : where do the laws of physics come from? Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2006.

Victor Stenger argues that in order to fully understand the laws of physics, they must be easily applied to everyday experiences and expectations as well as random, accidental, and naturally occurring phenomena.

551.6 WAL
Walker, Gabrielle. Snowball Earth : the story of the great global catastrophe that spawned life as we know it. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Three Rivers, c2003.

Tells the story of scientist Paul Hoffman’s attempts to prove his theory that the Earth experienced a climatic catastrophe 700 million years ago that left the planet completely frozen over, an event that triggered the Cambrian Explosion in complex life forms.

612.6 DEG
De Grey, Aubrey D. N. J. Ending aging : the rejuvenation biotechnology that could reverse human aging in our lifetime. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae. . .explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine’s fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the non-specialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.

613.2 KOL
Kolata, Gina Bari. Rethinking thin : the new science of weight loss—and the myths and realities of dieting. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Challenges conventional wisdom about diets and weight loss, arguing that society’s obsession with weight loss is not about being trim and healthy, but about money, power, and trends.

616.8 PEA
Pearce, Nancy D. Inside Alzheimer’s : how to hear and honor connections with a person who has dementia. 1st Forrason Press ed. Taylors, SC : Forrason Press, 2007.

Writing for family members, friends, healthcare professionals, and those who want to form and maintain meaningful connections with dementia patients, Pearce teaches her six principles of connection: intend a connection, free yourself of judgment, love, be open to being loved, silence, and thankfulness. Each chapter includes stories and anecdotes about people with Alzheimer’s and ends with a summary and exercises for “working it out.” (From Library Journal).

616.85 BAE
Baer, Richard K. Switching time. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.

Psychiatrist Baer recalls “the most important and deeply fascinating experience of my professional life”—his many sessions with a patient suffering from dissociative identity disorder. Supplementing his detailed notes with audio and video tapes, drawings, letters and journal entries, the author builds a dramatic, novelistic account of the years he spent treating a woman known here as Karen. . .(From Kirkus Reviews).

618.92 LAS
Last, Cynthia G. Help for worried kids : how your child can conquer anxiety and fear. New York : Guilford Press, c2006.

Offers parents advice on how they determine whether their child’s fears and worries are healthy and age appropriate or if they may signal a more serious problem and explains how to identify the type and severity of a child’s anxiety and deal with the problem in an effective manner.

629.8 HOR
Hornyak, Timothy N. Loving the machine : the art and science of Japanese robots. 1st ed. Tokyo ; New York : New York :
Kodansha International ; Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America, c2006.

Explores how Japan’s unique relationship with robots has inspired both artists and scientists, discusses how Japanese society has come to view robots as potential colleagues, rather than adversaries, and traces the development of the field of robotics in the region.

635 SOL
Solomon, Steve. Gardening when it counts : growing food in hard times. Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2005.

Designed for readers with no experience and applicable to most areas in the English-speaking world except the tropics and hot deserts, this book shows that any family with access to 3-5,000 sq. ft. of garden land can halve their food costs using a growing system requiring just the odd bucketful of household waste water, perhaps two hundred dollars worth of hand tools, and about the same amount spent on supplies—working an average of two hours a day during the growing season.

646.7 CAR
Carmindy. The 5-minute face : the quick and easy makeup guide for every woman. 1st ed. New York : Regan, c2007.

You’re only five minutes away from your most beautiful face—and celebrity makeup guru Carmindy is here to show you how. The key isn’t expensive cosmetics, complicated makeup regimens, or cluttering your bathroom counter with bottles and tubes—it’s using the right products in the right places to enhance your own unique, natural beauty.—From publisher description.

658.4 HAG
Hagel, John. The only sustainable edge : why business strategy depends on productive friction and dynamic specialization. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c2005.

Business strategists Hagel and Brown explain how companies can increase their competitive advantage by building their “sustainable edge.” Their strategy for accelerating capacity building focuses on three main elements: dynamic specialization, connectivity, and leveraged capability building across institutional boundaries. Particular attention is paid to the impact of globalization and the use of “offshoring” to access the best talent.

658.4 TAT
Tatum, Doug. No man’s land : what to do when your company is too big to be small but too small to be big. New York : Portfolio, c2007.

Financial and tech consultant Tatum’s excellent guide brings fresh insight that will help fast-growing companies navigate the fatal trap of “no man’s land,” a perilous zone where they have outgrown the habits and practices that fueled their early growth but have not yet adopted new practices and resources to cope with their new situation and challenges. (From Publishers Weekly).

658.8 PRI
Prince, Dennis L. How to sell anything on eBay—and make a fortune! Rev. and expanded ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007.

Provides a guide to selling items on the Internet site, discussing the basics of auctioning, techniques to boost sales of goods, and ways to interact with buyers and other sellers.

688.7 OFF
Langley, Dawn Reno. The official price guide to Christmas and other holiday collectibles. New York : House of Collectibles, c2006.

A selective guide of holiday collectibles and their accumulated value.

690 KAC
Kachadorian, James. The passive solar house : [the complete guide to heating and cooling your home]. Rev. and expanded ed. White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green, 2006.

For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners. True to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new edition of this best-selling guide includes CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun. . .

693 MAT
Ultimate guide to masonry and concrete : design, build, maintain. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, c2006.

Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco.

697 THO
Thomas, Dirk, . The woodburner’s companion : practical ways of heating with wood. Chambersburg, PA : Alan C. Hood, c2006.

The author discusses the fuel value of various woods, how to buy firewood and get the most heat from it, the environmental impact of woodburning and a variety of chimney and flue arrangements. Throughout, the emphasis is on woodburing safely.

741.5 DEI
Deitch, Kim. Shadowland. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, c2006.

Collects the story of sleazy carnival owner Al Ledicker, his clown-faced son Al, Jr., his midget ex-wife Kewpie, the adorable movie star Molly O’Dare, and the mysterious pop-culture besotted aliens that tie all their lives together.

745.107 KOV
Kovel, Ralph M. Kovels’ antiques & collectibles price guide 2008.
40th anniversary edition. New York : Poole : Black Dog & Leventhal ; Chris Lloyd [distributor], c2007.
Kovels’ has consistently outsold all other guides based on its reliable, up-to-date, well-organized, and wide-ranging information. The 40th anniversary edition is. . .the biggest, most. . .colorful yet, with five times as many photos as before, plus more tips, marks, logos, and other information that collectors want most. (from the publisher, edited).

746.43 BRA
Brant, Sharon. Finishing techniques for hand knitters : give your knitting that professional look. North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Pub., c2006.

Presents a comprehensive guide to basic knitting techniques and skills including casting on and binding off, shaping and sizing, various stitches and seams, creating buttonholes and necklines, and adding embellishments.

747 GRE
Great traditional style. Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, c2006.

Learn how to get the traditional look with antique and reproduction furniture and accessories, color, patterns, and architecture.

751.4 CRA
Crawshaw, Alwyn. Alwyn Crawshaw’s ultimate painting course : a complete beginner’s guide to painting in watercolour, oil and acrylic. London : Collins, c2006.

In Alwyn Crawshaw’s Ultimate Painting Course, the artist encapsulates 50 years of painting and teaching in one volume. He begins with the basics: brushes, paints, and surfaces; choosing a medium; and the fundamentals of simple perspective, color-mixing, composition, and tonal values. He then starts you off with simple three-color exercises, which are followed by a number of helpful half-hour exercises. He also shows you how to work from photos and sketches and includes a section on painting outdoors. Finally, there are more than 20 step-by-step demonstrations—in watercolor, acrylics, and oils—that feature landscapes, seascapes, and human figures.

751.4 FUR
Furr, Christian. The lost art : the magic new way to paint and draw. London : John Blake, c2005.

Provides step-by-step guidance for drawing and painting objects, scenes, and the human figure, discussing how to think like an artist and covering each stage from line drawing to work with acrylics and watercolor.

779 VIT
Vitamin Ph : new perspectives in photography. London ; New York : Phaidon Press, c2006.

Presents photographic work, including pieces that incorporate sculptural, painterly, and filmic elements, by 121 contemporary artists from forty-one countries, and discusses the artists’ techniques and themes.

791.45 COL
Colbert, Stephen. I am America (and so can you!). 1st ed. New York, NY : Grand Central Pub., c2007.

Dictated directly into a microcassette recorder over a three-day weekend, this book contains Stephen’s most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on The American Family, Race, Religion, Sex, Sports, and many more topics, conveniently arranged in chapter form.

809 ARE
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Reflections on literature and culture. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2007.

This is the first volume in any language that collects Hannah Arendt’s remarkable series of essays and notes on literary figures and cultural questions.

809 DAM
Damrosch, David. The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great Epic of Gilgamesh. 1st ed. New York : H. Holt, 2007, c2006.

Presents a comprehensive look into the history of “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the world’s oldest known literary epic, lost in 600 BCE and rediscovered in the nineteenth century.

810.9 CAM
The Cambridge companion to Native American literature. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Invisible, marginal, expected—these words trace the path of recognition for American Indian literature written in English since the late eighteenth century. This Companion chronicles and celebrates that trajectory by defining relevant institutional, historical, cultural, and gender contexts, by outlining the variety of genres written since the 1770s, and also by focusing on significant authors who established a place for Native literature in literary canons in the 1970s (Momaday, Silko, Welch, Ortiz, Vizenor), achieved international recognition in the 1980s (Erdrich), and performance-celebrity status in the 1990s (Harjo and Alexie).

811 CRA
Crane, Hart, 1899-1932. Complete poems and selected letters. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, c2006.

Presents the complete poems of twentieth-century American poet Hart Crane, and features a selection of his letters.

811.008 PUS
The Pushcart book of poetry : the best poems from three decades of the Pushcart Prize. Wainscott, NY : Pushcart Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., c2006.

A selection of 180 poems representing the best of the hundreds of poems published in the annual “Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses” anthologies over the course of thirty-five years, including works by Adrienne Rich, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Philip Levine, Jane Hirshfield, Rita Dove, Billy Collins, and many others.

812 MIL
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. Collected plays, 1944-1961. New York : Library of America : Distributed by Penguin, c2006.

A collection of plays written by Arthur Miller from 1944 to 1961, including “All My Sons”, “Death of a Salesman”, “The Crucible”, and “A View from the Bridge”.

813 DIC
Dickson, Athol. River rising. Minneapolis : Bethany House, c2005.

Hale Poser arrives in the small town of Pilotsville, Louisiana, in 1927, to search for a missing child, but when his investigation uncovers a dark secret, the town, and Poser’s own life, are endangered.

818 ALL
Allen, Woody. Mere anarchy. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

A collection of essays by Woody Allen that explore the profound questions of human existence from a humorous standpoint.

818 PAR
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. The portable Dorothy Parker. 2nd rev. ed. New York : Penguin Group, 2006.

Celebrated stories and poems from the original Portable plus later stories, play reviews, articles, book reviews, the Constant Reader, and Parker’s collected New Yorker book reviews.

818 WIL
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Notebooks. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2006.

Collects Tennessee Williams’s notebooks, spanning 1936-81, in which the playwright discusses his writing, professional life, friends, and intimate fears and passions. Provides copious explanatory notes and includes photos.

909.83 STA
The statesman’s yearbook 2008 : the politics, cultures and economies of the world. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

The 2008 edition of The Statesman’s Yearbook is fully updated and contains information and analysis on every country in the world. In-library online access is available as well.

914.4 FOD
Fodor’s France. New York : Fodors Travel Publications, 2008.

Fodor’s 2008 guide to France contains numerous updates as well as new and revised sections.

917.296 FOD
Fodor’s Bahamas. New York ; London : Fodor’s, 2008.

Fodor’s 2008 guide to the Bahamas, updated to include the latest information on dining, diving, sightseeing, and other opportunities.

920 MCC
McCain, John. Hard call : great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them. 1st ed. New York : Twelve, c2007.

Senator John McCain pays tribute to men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life’s toughest decisions. Highlights decisions by Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and more.

921 ALDA
Alda, Alan. Things I overheard while talking to myself. New York : Random House, c2007.

Actor Alan Alda takes a look at some of the questions he has asked himself over the years, and reflects upon some of the transitions in his life.

Bettis, Jerome. The Bus : my life in and out of a helmet. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.

NFL star Jerome Bettis offers an inside look at his personal and professional life, discussing his troubled childhood in Detroit, his difficult times at Notre Dame, his professional career, his personal challenges, and other related topics.

Blake, James. Breaking back : how I lost everything and won back my life. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.

In 2004, young tennis star James Blake was rising through the international rankings. With a tournament victory and the title of People’s Sexiest Male Athlete in 2002, each day seemed to offer a new milestone. But that charmed life came to a shocking halt in May 2004, when Blake fractured his neck in a freak accident on the court. A few months later, his father—the man who had been the inspiration for his tennis career—died of stomach cancer. Shortly after this, Blake contracted zoster, a virus that paralyzed half his face and threatened his career. This book tells of the tumultuous year that followed this convergence of tragedies. Blake examines the mental fears, physical strains and heartbreak as he tried to win his life back from misfortune, offering a reflection on the nature of tragedy and how, with the help of positive thinking, we persevere through it.—From publisher description.

Aczel, Amir D. The artist and the mathematician : the story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the genius mathematician who never existed. New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Thunder’s Mouth Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.

Describes the creation of the pseudonymous mathematician “Nicolas Bourbaki” by a group of French mathematicians in the 1930s and discusses how the work of this nonexistent scholar, which included the modern concept of the mathematical proof, changed math in the twentieth century.

921 BOYD
Boyd, Pattie. Wonderful tonight : George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and me. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2007.

An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.

Braestrup, Kate. Here if you need me : a true story. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.

The author shares her experiences of becoming a chaplain for the Maine Game Warden after the death of her husband.

Chapman, Duane (Duane Lee). You can run but you can’t hide. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.

Duane “Dog” Champman reflects on his life and recounts some of his most memorable experiences, including running with a motorcycle gang, being arrested for armed robbery, serving time for murder, realizing the importance of faith, fathering twelve children, working as a bounty hunter, and more.

Black, Jeremy. George III : America’s last king. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2006.

Chronicles the sixty-year reign of George III, describing the critical events that occurred during his reign and the lasting impact those events had on world history.

Greenspan, Alan. The age of turbulence : adventures in a new world. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.

Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan reflects on his life and career; discusses economic growth and the trend lines of globalization; and speculates on the future of the global economy. Includes photographs.

Wiggins, Marianne. The shadow catcher. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Offers a fictionalized account of the life and times of early twentieth-century photographer Edward Curtis and his wife Clara, interweaving their experiences with those of twenty-first-century writer Marianne Wiggins.

940.53 WAR
Ward, Geoffrey C. The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns—Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama—The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. All the iconic events are here, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps—but we also move among prisoners of war and Japanese American internees, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together while their men were shipped off to Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa.

973.931 CAF
Cafferty, Jack. It’s getting ugly out there : the frauds, bunglers, liars, and losers who are hurting America. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2007.

The author presents a series of uncensored remarks on everything from his perception of government politicians, the two-party system, the war in Iraq, and illegal immigration.

973.931 MCG
McGovern, Robert. All American : why I believe in football, God, and the war in Iraq. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

This memoir offers a pro-war stance on the conflict in Iraq.

973.931092 COS
Cosby, Rita. Blonde ambition : the untold story behind Anna Nicole Smith’s death. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., c2007.

The author presents a complete analysis of the circumstances surrounding the death of Anna Nicole Smith.

973.931092 DRA
Draper, Robert. Dead certain : the presidency of George W. Bush. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, c2007.

Robert Draper offers an inside look at George W. Bush’s administration, with special emphasis on the role Bush’s strong personality has played on his choices and actions while in office, as well as the country’s response to those actions.


CD 299.5 DYE
Dyer, Wayne W. Change your thoughts—change your life. [United States] : Hay House Audio, p2007.

The classic text, Tao Te Ching (or the Great Way) offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

CD 613.2 ROI
Roizen, Michael F. You, on a diet : [the owner’s manual for waist management]. Abridged. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2006.

Read by the authors. The authors use their wit and wisdom to focus on food metabolism and nutrition. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of material—quizzes, ‘factoids’ and ‘myth busters’ along with diet and exercise plans, recipes, and a two-week ‘rebooting’ program.

CD 641.0973 KIN
Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal, vegetable, miracle : [a year of food life]. New York : Harper Audio, p2007.

Read by the authors. When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume.

CD 792 RUS
DeWees, Rusty. The logger’s best cuts. [S.l.] : Rusty DeWees, p2000.

Don Commo, fiddle ; George Seymour, banjo ; Rust DeWees, stories, drums. Contains new material—old favorites—fiddle, banjo and drum tunes taped live in Stowe, Vermont Christmas 1999.

Alda, Alan. Things I overheard while talking to myself. Unabridged. New York : Random House Audio, p2007.

Read by the author. The popular actor looks back to reassess the meaning of his own life and the paths he has taken, from the turbulent 1960s to the tragedy of September 11, and to answer such questions as “What do I value?” and “What, exactly, is the good life?”.

Bloom, Amy. Away. Unabridged. [Minneapolis] : Highbridge, p2007.

Read by Barbara Rosenblat. Follows a young Russian immigrant determined to make her way—and find her daughter—in the hip, harsh 1920s.

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Unabridged. [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audiobooks, p2005.

Read by Christopher Hurt. In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

Chevalier, Tracy. Burning bright. Unabridged. New York : Penguin Audio, p2007.

Read by Jill Tanner. In March 1792, young Jem Kellaway and his family move from their small, rural village in the Piddle Valley to the bustling city of London. Before long, Jem and his friend Maggie become acquainted with neighborhood outcast, William Blake. A political radical, Blake guides the youngsters through the messy entanglements of everyday life while they influence his poetry.

Johnson, Denis. Tree of smoke. Unabridged. New York : Audio Renaissance : Distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, p2007.

Read by Will Patton. The story of CIA operative William “Skip” Sands—engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong—and the disasters that befall him.

Larson, Erik. The devil in the white city : murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America. [New York] : Random House Audio, c2005.

Read by Tony Goldwyn. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. (from Barnes and Noble).

Le Carré, John. The mission song. New York : Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks, p2006.

Read by David Oyelowo. After being abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador’s life is guided by a British Intelligence officer. He becomes an interpreter and stumbles upon a nasty plot and ends up courting danger from London to Congo to an island off Denmark.

O’Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000. The letter of Marque. Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, p2006.

Read by Simon Vance. Jack Aubrey, a former sea-officer in the British Navy and still bitter about his court-martial, agrees to take command of his old ship, the Surprise, which was sold to Dr. Stephen Maturin, who obtained a letter of marque to use the ship as a privateer.

Parker, Robert B. High profile. Unabridged. New York : Random House Audio, p2007.

Read by Scott Sowers. Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone must investigate the murder of a controversial talk-show host and a young woman, found dead a few days later. The medical examiner reveals a heartbreaking link between the victims.

Smith, Scott, 1965 July 13-. The ruins : [a novel]. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2006.

Read by Patrick Wilson. Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.

Wright, Jason F. The Wednesday letters : a novel. [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Shadow Mountain, c2007.

Read by Art Allen. Jack and Laurel have been married for 39 years. They’ve lived a good life and appear to have had the perfect marriage. With his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his last breath, he scribbles his last “Wednesday Letter.” When their adult children arrive to arrange the funeral, they discover boxes and boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother each week on Wednesday. As they begin to open and read the letters, the children uncover the shocking truth about the past. .

DVD 613.69 PRE
Prepared to survive. Widescreen. Nashville, TN : Life View Outdoors, c2005.

Disc 1: Survival concepts—In-depth topics—Profiles—Disc 2: Bonus materials. Gretchen Cordy, Doug Ritter, Buck Tilton, Rich Johnson. This program will provide the information and necessary preparation for short-term survival in a wilderness setting. Emphasis is placed on knowledge, practice and preparation before venturing out.

DVD 751.42 CHA
Charles Reid : Flowers in watercolor. [United States] : Crystal Video, c2006.

In this program Charles demonstrates how he achieves his spontaneous, fresh style.

DVD 751.42 PAI
Painting streams, rocks and trees in watercolor. [United States]: Crystal Productions, c2006.

Instructor: Tony Couch. Tony Couch leads a step-by-step through the process of painting a landscape with many close-up views.

DVD 751.422 LET
Miller, Joe. Let’s paint : a beginner’s guide to watercolor. Boone, N.C. : Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, c2005.

In this video, Joe will show you how to do everything from setting up your palette, through a finished painting. (from the distributor, edited).

DVD 792.23 RON
Ron White : they call me “Tater Salad” Widescreen. [United States] : Chatsworth, CA : Parallel Entertainment ; distributed by Image Entertainment, c2004.

Ron White. One of the stars of the hit film Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, Ron White is the razor-sharp Texan who earned his reputation with his acerbic wit performing stand-up across the United States for the past 18 years.

DVD 812 LOG vol #1
The logger #1. [S.l.] : Rusty D. Inc., c1999.

Rusty Dewees meshes comedy and personal interviews in this film about life in Vermont. Includes a new bonus: Logger Calendar Shoot.

DVD 812 LOG vol #2
The logger #2 : visits New York City. [S.l.] : Rusty D. Inc., c2006.

Rusty DeWees presents a live performance about New York City. The disc also includes DeWees interviewing people in that city.

DVD 812 LOG vol #3
The logger #3 : a comedy dividee. [S.l.] : Rusty D. Inc., c2006.

Rusty Dewees. Primarily a live taping of Rusty Dewees’s one-man performance humorously depicting the life of a Vermont logger at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, Vermont. Also includes his interviews with native Vermonters.

DVD 910.951 FOU
1421 : the year China discovered America. [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2004.

Narrator, Larry Belling. Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world’s largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet.

DVD 940.54 WAR
The war. [United States] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Paramount Home Entertainment [distributor], c2007.

Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg. Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns—Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota—and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.

Ballykissangel, Series Six. [U.S.] : British Broadcasting Corporation, c2007.
Quigley, the irrepressible entrepreneur has departed suddenly, but Australian priest Father Vincent Sheahan has joined the fold and is soon learning the ways of the villagers.

Disappearances. Widescreen version. [United States] : Screen Media Films, c2007.
Kris Kristofferson, Lothaire Bluteau, Gary Farmer, William Sanderson, Charlie McDermott, Luis Guzman, Genevieve Bujold. Forced to smuggle whiskey in an attempt to save his family, Quebec Bill and his son embark on a treacherous journey through the wilderness that leads them to discover a haunted and elusive past.

Flight 93 : the movie. Fort Mill, SC : Sterling Entertainment, c2006.
Brennan Elliott, Jeffrey Nordling, Kendall Cross, Monnae Michaell, Ty Olsson. The heartbreaking true story of the heroic passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Trapped onboard a hijacked flight, these ordinary citizens disregarded their own personal safety to bond together and overthrow their terrorist captors.

Mon oncle. Full screen. [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2001.

Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Alain Bécourt, Lucien Frégis, Betty Schneider, J.F. Martial, Dominique Marie, Yvonne Arnaud, Adélaïde Danieli, Régis Fontenay, Max Martel, Claude Badolle, Nicolas Bataille. A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.

Second sight. [United States] : WGBH Boston Video, c2004.

Clive Owen, Claire Skinner, Stuart Wilson, Phoebe Nichols, Rebecca Egan. This taut psychological thriller introduces Ross Tanner, a hotshot police detective who lives for the thrill of the chase—while desperate to conceal a terrifying secret: he’s losing his vision.

Second sight. [United States] : WGBH Boston Video, 2003.

Clive Owen, Claire Skinner, Michael Kitchen. Host, Diana Rigg. Three episodes from the television series about D.C.I. Ross Tanner who is desperate to conceal the fact that he’s losing his vision. In “Hide and Seek”, Tanner is working on the two-year-old murder of a famous violinist in which the only one who may know who killed her is the victim’s nine-year-old son. In “Parasomnia”, Tanner is investigating a murder in which the murderer claims to have been sleepwalking. In Kingdom of the blind, Tanner is caught in the middle of a war between black youths and neo-Nazis.

24 : Season one. Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Disc 1. 12:00 am-4:00 am—Disc 2.
4:00 am-8:00 am—Disc 3. 8:00 am-12:00 pm—Disc 4.
12:00 pm-4:00 pm—Disc 5. 4:00 pm-8:00 pm—Disc 6. 8:00 pm-12:00 am. Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert, Dennis Haysbert. Jack Bauer, head of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, is thrust into a 24-hour marathon of death, deception, and terror as he struggles to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate, find the traitor within his own organization, and save his kidnapped wife and daughter.

24 : Season two. Widescreen. Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2002, 2003.

Disc 1. 8:00 am-12:00 pm—Disc 2. 12:00 pm-4:00 pam—Disc3. 4:00 pam-8:00 pm—Disc 4. 8:00 pm-12:00 am—Disc 5. 12:00 am-4:00am—Disc 6. 4:00 am-8:00 am—Disc 7. Deleted scenes. Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert, Sarah Clarke. It’s been over a year since his wife’s death, but Jack Bauer and his daughter are still reeling from the tragedy. The two are estranged and Jack no longer works for CTU. But an urgent phone call from the President plunges Jack back into another 24-hour nightmare as he races against time to prevent the detonation of a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

The West Wing : the complete third season. Widescreen presentation. Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004].

The 22-episode third season whose storylines include the investigation into the alleged cover-up of President Barlet’s illness, the early bid for a second term and confrontations with global terrorism. Reel- and real-life events profoundly intersect in the historic Isaac and Ishmael episode made in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. And must-see bonus features include a special The West Wing look at the executive branch featuring interviews with former U.S. Presidents and staff.

The West Wing : the complete second season. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004].

The President and staff have been targeted for disruption by rival politicians, soon after being targeted by would-be assassins. The President heads through midterm elections and into a crisis that leads to allegations of criminal conduct. 22 episodes.

Where the rivers flow north. Collectors ed. Encino, CA : Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2003, c1993.

Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Michael J. Fox, John Griesemer, Treat Williams. The spectacular but unforgiving terrain of 1927 Vermont sets the stage for this collision between high-stakes progress and a frontier way of life. Legendary Yankee log-driver Noel Lord defies power company boss Clayton Farnsworth who orders Lord and his feisty American Indian mate off their soon-to-be flooded land. Farnsworth never met a man he couldn’t buy. .. but then, he’d never met Noel Lord.