Friday, May 08, 2009

New Titles May 2009


Albert, Susan Wittig. Wormwood. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
China Bayles has come to a Kentucky Shaker village to get some much- needed rest. She plans to assist with some herbal workshops at Mount Zion, while learning about all things Shaker, from their furniture, to their peaceful ways. But the restored village, quickly becoming a tourist attraction, is plagued with misfortune—some of it the result of sabotage. China and her friend Martha begin to investigate. After a death occurs, China plunges into the archives of another time to connect the dots to this present-day murder.

Armstrong, Kelley. Men of the otherworld. New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
Clayton, who asked to receive the bite at the age of six, learns to survive between the worlds of humans and werewolves while navigating the hostile politics of the Pack and challenging Malcolm, his archnemesis.

Arruda, Suzanne Middendorf, 1954-. The leopard’s prey : a Jade del Cameron mystery. New York : Obsidian, c2009.
American adventuress Jade del Cameron, working as a journalist in British East Africa in the 1920s, puts her own life on the line in an attempt to clear her beau, moviemaker and ace World War I flyer Sam Featherstone, from suspicion of having murdered a local merchant whose body was found on the coffee plantation of her friends Madeline and Neville Thompson.

Baantjer, A. C. Dekok and the dead harlequin. Golden, Colo. : Speck Press, 2009.
Faced with murder victims found looking like macabre wooden harlequins, Inspector DeKok must unravel clues from two unexpected characters: a six-year-old girl who has trouble sleeping and a respected accountant who seeks DeKok’s advice on committing the perfect crime. In a surprising twist, DeKok meets with the murderer and tries everything possible to prevent the man from giving himself up to the police.

Baldacci, David. First family. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
First lady Jane Cox insists on hiring private detectives Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to help when her twelve-year-old niece is abducted and the child’s mother killed following a birthday party at Camp David, and while the investigators have no trouble identifying the assailant, they cannot figure out the motive for his obsession with the first family.

Barthelme, Frederick, 1943-. Waveland : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Semi-retired architect Vaughn Williams finds his routine life turned upside down when his ex-wife Gail asks Vaughn and his girlfriend Greta to move in with her and protect her from her abusive boyfriend, and as the trio struggle to adapt to their unusual living arrangements, personal conflicts threaten any sense of balance they currently have.

Bazell, Josh. Beat the reaper : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Dr. Peter Brown, an intern at a Manhattan hospital, finds his past catching up with him when a patient realizes Peter is actually Pietro “Bearclaw” Brnwa, a hit man for the mob and has been in the Witness Protection Program for years, leaving Peter scrambling to find a way to protect his patients and himself from the bloodbath that will ensue if Peter’s patient reveals his true identity.

Beagle, Peter S. We never talk about my brother. San Francisco : Tachyon Publications, c2009.
Collects nine fantasy stories from twentieth-century American writer Peter S. Beagle, and features the title selection, along with “The Stickball Witch,” “The Unicorn Tapestries,” and others.

Belli, Gioconda, 1948-. Infinity in the palm of her hand : a novel of Adam and Eve. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.
In a novel based on the Bible and ancient traditions, Adam and Eve discover the world around them, react to their punishment, and learn to adjust to the outside world, where it is necessary to kill to survive.

Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1944-. Leaving Tangier : a novel. New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009.
In his new novel, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of a Moroccan brother and sister making new lives for themselves in Spain. Azel is a young man in Tangier who dreams of crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. When he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spaniard, he leaves behind his girlfriend, his sister, Kenza, and his mother, and moves with him to Barcelona, where Kenza eventually joins them. What they find there forms the heart of this novel of seduction and betrayal, deception and disillusionment, in which Azel and Kenza are reminded powerfully not only of where they have come from, but also of who they really are.

Birmingham, John, 1964-. Without warning. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2009.
As American troops lay ready to invade Iraq from Kuwait, a gargantuan surge of energy destroys the majority of the continental United States which leads to U.S. soldiers fighting without command and control.

Black, Cara, 1951-. Murder in the Latin Quarter. New York : Soho Press, c2009.
René suspects a scam when a Haitian woman arrives at the Leduc Detective Agency claiming to be Aimée’s half sister.

Bonham, Frank. The dark border : a western quartet. 1st ed. Waterville, Me. : Five Star, 2009.
Collected here are three short stories and one full-length novel from Bonham. They include: ‘Brand of the Bear Flat Mutineers’ which chronicles a confrontation between U.S. soldiers and the Secessionist troops in the San Bernardino Mountains of California during the Civil War. In ‘Dark Border’ two cowwomen win a ranch in a dice game and become involved in illegal running of cattle across the Mexican border. The novel, titled ‘Blood on the Bozeman Trail,’ tells the story of a freight-line owner beset by cut-throat competitors, Indian raiding parties, and other hazards during a trek from Cheyenne to the Montana border.

Bova, Ben, 1932-. The immortality factor. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Two doctors, who happen to be brothers, stand in opposition of each other’s views on stem cell research, but when a beautiful woman comes between them, the brothers will have to come together on a decision that could save her life and change the fate of millions.

Bowen, Rhys. In a gilded cage. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Private investigator Molly Murphy, having been arrested during a women’s suffrage march and met two Vassar graduates while in jail, helps the women uncover information about their families—one wants to know about her inheritance, which she believes her uncle swindled, and the other needs proof of a philandering husband.

Boyden, Joseph, 1966-. Through a black spruce : a novel. New York : Viking, 2009.
Told in alternating chapters, two different characters narrate what happened in their lives. It is the story of Will Bird, once a bush pilot, who is now haunted by the loss of his wife and two sons in a fire. The second narrator, Annie, a loner and trapper, is trying to come to terms with the visions she suffers during epileptic seizures. It is ultimately a story of characters that fight for what they love, and make painful discoveries about the inescapable ties of family.

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. The women : a novel. New York : Viking, 2009.
A fictional account of the life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright as seen through the experiences of the four women who loved him.

Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney, 1948-. Oscar Wilde and a game called murder. 1st touchstone trade pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Oscar Wilde, having held a dinner party at which his friends, which included Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle, played a game in which they named someone they would like to murder, investigates when one of the people mentioned as a possible victim ends up dead.

Brennert, Alan. Honolulu. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Regret, a young woman in early twentieth-century Korea, agrees to become a mail-order bride to a prosperous man in Hawaii for the chance at an education, but arrives to find her situation less than what she was promised, and soon joins with others like her to make her own way in her adopted city of Honolulu.

Brett, Peter V. The warded man. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books/Del Rey, c2009.
The humans huddle behind their weakening magical wards, fearful of the nightly uprising of corelings—demons—that are determined to destroy humanity, but there are three—Arlen, Rojer, and Leesha—who choose to take a stand against the corelings in order to save mankind.

Briggs, Patricia. Bone crossed. Ace hardcover ed. New York : Ace Books, 2009.
Mercy Thompson, a car mechanic in the tri-cities of eastern Washington, uses her shapeshifting abilities to help maintain the peace between humans and supernatural beings, but she must work overtime to protect her friends when she crosses the local Vampire Queen who, unable to get past the werewolf pack that protects Mercy, decides to target the shapeshifter’s friends.

Burroway, Janet. Bridge of sand. 1st ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Dana Ullman, at loose ends following the death of her husband, leaves Pennsylvania and travels to Georgia where she falls in love with Cassius, a childhood acquaintance, but after being threatened by members of Cassius’s family who disapprove of mixed race relationships, Dana retreats to Pelican Bay, Florida, to wait for him, and becomes involved in the lives of the men and women of the small, racially-divided town.

Cabot, Meg. Ransom my heart. 1st ed. New York : Avon, c2009.
Finnula, desperate for money for her sister’s dowry, comes up with a plan to kidnap Hugo Fitzstephen, Earl of Stephensgate, who is traveling back to England from the Crusades, and hold him for ransom, but the plot goes awry when Finnula falls in love with her hostage and learns he has been lying about his identity.

Caldwell, Ian, 1976-. The rule of four. New York : Dial Press, 2004.
Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris are determined to unlock the centuries old mystery behind an ancient Renaissance text before their graduation from Princeton, but just as they are about to discover its secrets, the campus is rocked with a series of suspicious deaths.

Camilleri, Andrea. August heat. New York : Penguin, 2009.
Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigata and endure the August heat with his long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, and a friend’s husband and young son. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family’s beach rental, Montalbano, in pursuit of the child, uncovers something terribly sinister.

Center, Katherine. Everyone is beautiful : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
After agreeing to uproot the family so that her husband can pursue his musical dreams in the Northeast, Lanie begins to wonder about her own life’s ambitions beyond being a wife and mother to her three sons.

Charles, Kate. Deep waters. 1st ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Pr., 2009.
“In a culture obsessed with celebrity, baby Muffin’s death is big news. Crib death? Or something more sinister? Everyone wants to know, including the police. Whatever the truth, the bereaved parents—celebrity couple Jodee and Chazz—live in curate Callie Anson’s London parish, and Callie becomes involved with funeral arrangements, despite the disapproval of her vicar and his wife. Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is recalled from his honeymoon to investigate the case—with disastrous personal results. And journalist Lilith Noone’s professional future is on the line, as she is sucked more and more deeply into her own flirtation with celebrity culture. Meanwhile, for police family liaison officer Mark Lombardi, the death of baby Muffin is eclipsed by another death, much closer to home, and he finds himself in an impossible position, torn between his loyalty to his family and his growing love for Callie.”— product description.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. The lost quilter. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Master quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, having uncovered letters in an antique desk written by slave Joanna, pieces together the story of the woman’s life, learning of how she escaped only to be captured and sold again and created a quilt which hid clues about how to get back in order to be reunited with the son she was forced to leave behind.

Child, Lincoln. Terminal freeze : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2009.
When paleoecologist Evan Marshall and his small group of scientists discover a large, ancient animal encased in ice two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, the media threatens to reveal the creature on television, despite warnings from Native Americans that a mythic killing machine may be released.

Childs, Laura. Oolong dead. 1st ed. New York : Berkeley Prime Crime, 2009.
While riding through the low country of South Carolina on her horse, Theodosia runs across the corpse of her nemesis, Abby Davis, and is reunited with her old boyfriend, Abby’s brother, and as she investigates, she is led to a dark theater, where the murderous villain awaits another victim.

Childs, Laura. Eggs in purgatory. Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2008.
Single women Suzanne, Toni, and Petra find the body of Suzanne’s lawyer in a car behind the café they own together and decide to investigate, uncovering a connection between the murder and a runaway cultist.

Clark, Mary Higgins. Just take my heart : a novel. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
The latest work from America’s undisputed queen of suspense takes Clark into uncharted new territory, as Emily, one of three friends inseparable since childhood, becomes a pawn in a plan to save one life at the expense of another.

Cleave, Chris. Little Bee. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
A confrontation between a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan, called Little Bee, and a wealthy British couple on vacation, has life-changing consequences for everyone involved.

Coben, Harlan, 1962-. Long lost. New York : Dutton, 2009.
Myron Bolitar hasn't heard from Terese Collins in years. The two had a brief relationship which ended with no explanation. There had been no contact since, which made hearing from her now all the more unusual. Terese was in Paris and desperately needed Myron's help.

Coelho, Paulo. The winner stands alone. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.
Igor, a successful Russian entrepreneur, takes advantage of the Cannes Film Festival to regain the favor of his ex-wife Ewa, whom he will go to any lengths to win back.

Coelho, Paulo. The alchemist. [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1998], c1993.
Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, sets out from his home in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure, but through his encounters with a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an Alchemist, he learns the value of the treasures found within himself.

Crandall, Susan. Seeing red. New York : Forever, c2009.
Schoolteacher Ellis Greene, who fifteen years earlier helped put the person who murdered her cousin in jail and clear the name of the victim’s boyfriend Nate Vance, is reunited with Nate when he returns to South Carolina, and the two uncover new evidence about the crime, while finding themselves unable to ignore their mutual attraction.

Crawford, Brent. Carter finally gets it. 1st ed. New York : Disney Hyperion Books, c2009.
Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.

Davidson, Diane Mott. Fatally flaky. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, planning a wedding reception for a spoiled bride who has decided to change the location to the Gold Gulch Spa, investigates the death of a family friend who died in a suspicious car accident and uncovers a link between the man’s death and research being conducted at the spa.

De Lint, Charles, 1951-. The mystery of grace. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Tattooed Grace, who works at Sanchez Motor Works, meets and falls in love with John at the Solona Music Hall, but before their relationship can work, they both have unfinished business—that involves the world of the living and dead—that must be resolved.

Delors, Catherine. Mistress of the Revolution. New York : Dutton, c2008.
Impoverished noblewoman Gabrielle de Montserrat, prevented from marrying her first love by her brother, who instead forces her into a union with an aging, wealthy cousin, watches over the years as her beloved Pierre, now a lawyer, ascends to the bench of the Revolutionary Tribunal in France, and when confronted with the prospect of the guillotine, she reaches out to him once more, hoping to find salvation and love at last.

Deveraux, Jude. Lavender morning. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2009.
Jocelyn Minton, having formed a friendship with the elderly Miss Edi after her father remarried and she began to feel like an outsider in her own family, copes with the death of her confidante and moves into the woman’s eighteenth-century home in a small town, where she uncovers secrets about her past and finds love with a local lawyer.

The year’s best science fiction : twenty-fourth annual collection. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, c2007.
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow blurring the line-between life and art. Now, in "The Years' Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection" the best science fiction authors explore ideas of a new world.

Ekuni, Kaori, 1964-. Twinkle twinkle. New York, N.Y. : Vertical, c2002.
A savvy novel about the strange marriage of a gay man and an unstable, alcoholic woman, “Twinkle Twinkle” takes an entirely fresh look at city life, commodity culture, marriage, forgiveness, and acceptance.

Ellis, Robert, 1954-. The lost witness. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Los Angeles detective Lena Gamble, held in disgrace by her superiors for her handling of a previous case, has not been assigned a murder investigation in eight months, and she realizes she is in for another trial when her chief sends her to solve the mystery surrounding an unidentified victim found in a dumpster, chopped into pieces.

Feist, Raymond E. Rides a dread legion. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2009.
When representatives from the besieged world of Laromendis arrive, claiming that Midkemia is the lost home world of the elves, the magician Pug and the Conclave of Shadows receive the elves as potential allies in the hopes of conquering a demonic common enemy.

Fluke, Joanne, 1943-. Cream puff murder. New York : Kensington Books, c2009.
Bakery owner and part-time sleuth, Hannah Swensen, investigates the murder of beautiful fitness instructor, Ronni Ward, while trying to clear the name of her detective friend, Mike Kingston.

Forman, Gayle. If I stay : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2009.
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

Franzen, Jonathan. The corrections. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun, but the members of her dysfunctional family make it difficult.

Freeman, Castle, 1944-. All that I have : a novel. 1st ed. Hanover, N.H. : Steerforth Press, c2009.
Sheriff Lucian Wing deals with a diverse range of calls that threaten and disrupt the peaceful order he strives to maintain in his small town in Vermont.

Gaitskill, Mary, 1954-. Don’t cry : stories. New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
College town, 1980 -- Folk song—A
dream of men—The agonized face—Mirror ball—Today I’m yours—The little boy—The arms and legs of the lake -- Description—Don’t cry. Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories—her first in more than ten years. Each story delivers the powerful, original language, and the dramatic engagement of the intelligent mind with the craving body—or of the intelligent body with the craving mind. As the stories unfold against the backdrop of American life over the last 30 years, they describe how our social conscience has evolved while basic human truths remain unchanged.

Gershow, Miriam. The local news : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
Lydia Pasternak, a socially awkward girl who is the opposite of her missing brother Danny, reflects on her sibling’s disappearance with mixed feelings as the search parties turn up nothing, and begins to obsess over her family’s hired private investigator while struggling with a social world she has never before been a part of.

Goodwin, Jason, 1964-. The Bellini card : a novel. 1st American ed. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2009, c2008.
Yasham, a eunuch detective, asks Palewski, a Polish ambassador, to travel to Venice and track down a priceless painting, Bellini’s portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, rumored to have been spotted somewhere in the city, but there is a killer on the loose, Palewski is in danger, and only Yasham can solve the mystery.

Graham, Jo, 1968-. Hand of Isis. 1st ed. New York : Orbit, 2009.
You may have read other books about Cleopatra, but this is the story as you’ve never read it before. Now Queen of Alexandria, Cleopatra is fighting for her life and the survival of her land, surrounded by enemies. Standing at her side is her half sister and her handmaiden, Charmian, daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy Auletes, who possesses a special gift that could be the key to preserving Egypt.

Greenwood, Kerry. Murder in the dark : a Phryne Fisher mystery.
1st U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2009, c2006.
Phryne has been invited to the grand manor house for a four-day extravaganza to celebrate the end of 1928; but when three of the party guests are kidnapped, Phryne must wade through a series of clues in order to find them.

Haddam, Jane, 1951-. Living witness : a Gregor Demarkian novel. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is called to Snow Hill, Pennsylvania, when ninety-one-year-old Ann-Victoria is brutally beaten and the local police chief fears his involvement in the case will seem a conflict of interest due to a brutal court battle, and Gregor’s investigation soon reveals the town hides many explosive secrets.

Hamilton, Jane, 1957 July 13-. Laura Rider’s masterpiece : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Aspiring writer Laura Rider, having given up sleeping with her sexually enthusiastic husband Charlie after twelve years of marriage, meets Jenna Faroli, a popular radio host in Hartley, Wisconsin, and decides to promote a relationship between Jenna and Charlie, hoping their affair will give her material for a book.

Haobsh, Nadine. Confessions of a beauty addict. 1st Avon pbk. ed. New York : Avon A, 2009.
Beauty magazine columnist Bella Hunter learns that there is more to life than fashion and makeovers when she is fired from her position at an ultra chic magazine and is forced to work for a publication that caters to women over fifty.

Harper, Karen (Karen S.). Mistress Shakespeare. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2009.
A fictionalized account of the life of Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton, who was betrothed to William Shakespeare days before he was forced to marry the pregnant Anne Hathaway of Shottery, and went on to secretly marry her great love during a treacherous time in Elizabethan England.

Hart, Carolyn G. Dare to die. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Bookstore owner Annie Darling and her investigator husband Max become caught up in a murder mystery when Iris, a young woman newly returned to Broward’s Rock, is found strangled, and the killer makes it obvious the Darlings are next on the death list.

Houghteling, Sara. Pictures at an exhibition. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
In Paris during WWII, Max Berenzon embarks on a quest to recover his family’s masterpieces that were looted during the Nazi occupation, encountering corrupt art dealers, blackmarketeers, and a tragic family secret.

Ink, India, 1961-. A blush with death : a bath and body mystery. Large print ed. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2006.
There’s a new makeover maven in town, and she spells big trouble for Persia Vanderbilt and everyone at Venus Envy. Bebe Wilcox has just unveiled her own boutique, and she won’t stop until her shop has put everyone else out of business. Nothing is out of bounds, from stealing fragrance recipes to computer hacking and sabotaging supplies. But when one of Bebe’s pushy saleswomen ends up dead, the stakes get much higher. Includes beauty and spa tips!.

Jackson, Lisa. Wicked game. New York : Kensington Pub., c2009.
Becca Sutcliff, haunted for years by visions of Jessie Brentwood, a classmate who disappeared twenty years earlier, becomes caught up in a web of mystery and murder when the discovery of a skeleton buried in the St. Elizabeth maze marks the start of a wave of horrible accidents among Jessie’s group of friends.

Johansen, Iris. Deadlock. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Emily Hudson devotes her life to rescuing priceless artifacts and relics overlooked in the horrors of war. In doing so, she dodges bandits, side-steps explosives, and travels from one hot-spot to another. Then one day, the ultimate danger comes looking for her and her team. That’s when the CIA calls on John Garrett, a mercenary, to rescue them. It’s a risky assignment, but he knows he’s her only hope for survival. For Emily, survival comes second to revenge.

Jordan, Toni. Addition. 1st U.S. ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.
Obsessive-compulsive Grace Lisa Vandenburg counts everything, a habit that has alienated her from most of her family and put her on disability from her teaching job—due to a former student’s parents claim that she was insane—but she never counted on meeting Seamus Joseph O’Reilly at the café.

Kelly, Mary Pat. Galway Bay. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
A historical family saga that spans six generations, following Honora and Michael Kelly and their family from Ireland during the great nineteenth-century potato famine to their lives as Irish-Americans in Chicago.

Kernan, Marjorie. The ballad of West Tenth Street. 1st ed. New York : HarperPerennial, c2009.
Lively, lovely, charming, and surprising, this imaginative debut is a true-life fairy tale of an utterly unusual Manhattan.

Kerr, Philip. A quiet flame : a Bernie Gunther novel. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.

Kurimoto, Kaoru, 1953-. The leopard mask. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2003.
Guin, a heroic warrior, wakes up from a coma remembering nothing but his name and a mysterious word, and sets out to discover his true identity and the meaning of the word that haunts him.

Kurimoto, Kaoru, 1953-. Warrior in the wilderness. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2003.
Continuing the opulently written saga, this second volume acquaints readers further with the vastness and depth of Kurimoto’s imagined world of intrepid heroes, horrid villains and wicked supernatural creatures.

Laker, Rosalind. Garlands of gold. 1st world ed. Surrey [England] : Severn House, 2009, c2008.
Saskia, an orphaned lady’s maid in seventeenth-century Rotterdam, gains the attention of Grinling Gibbons—her employer’s son—for her capability in the production of beautifying face balms and other products, and becomes entangled in a romantic web while chasing her ambition.

Laurens, Stephanie. Temptation and surrender. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Handsome and wealthy Jonas Tallent, having exhausted the pleasures of London society, takes up the reins of his family’s estate in rural Devon where his first order of business is to hire a new manager for the village inn, and with few qualified applicants, he agrees to give Miss Emily Beauregard the job, and soon finds himself caught up with the young woman and her quest to find a lost family treasure.

Lehrer, James. Oh, Johnny : a novel. New York : Random House, c2009.
News anchor Lehrer mixes baseball, World War II, and romance in his 19th novel to mostly pleasant results. Even though Johnny Wrigley, from small-town Lafayette, Md., is being scouted by the Detroit Tigers, he enlists in the Marines. En route to deployment, Johnny meets Betsy, a doughnut girl and falls instantly in love. He vows he'll return for her, a quixotic obsession that sustains him through grittily rendered combat scenes in the Pacific. But, when he returns, she is nowhere to be found.

Lewis, Beverly, 1949-. The secret. Minneapolis : Bethany House, c2009.
Twenty-year-old Grace Byler is curious about her mother’s strange behavior at night, but when she sees her willingly disappear into a car and drive away, Grace is concerned that her mother has abandoned their Amish society.

Lewis, Beverly, 1949-. The forbidden. Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2008.
Although the church split has torn their Amish community apart, Nellie Mae Fisher and Caleb Yoder still feel drawn to one another, but if they pursue their relationship, they know they will have to go against the wishes of those they hold dear and risk everything.

Macy, Caitlin. Spoiled : stories. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2009.
Collects nine stories that examine themes of friendship, family, and class among various thirty-something women in Manhattan.

Masello, Robert, 1952-. Blood and ice. New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
Fleeing depression over his coma-stricken wife, journalist Michael Wilde travels to the South Pole on an expedition in search of a mysterious vessel carrying an exiled Crimean War deserter, discovering upon arrival the bodies of a young man and a young woman bound and frozen in a block of ice, both apparently alive.

Massey, Sujata. Shimura trouble : a Rei Shimura mystery. 1st World ed. Sutton, Surrey [England] ; New York : Severn House, 2008.
Rei Shimura, Japanese American undercover spy, travels to the Hawaiian branch of her family to help them recover land taken from them during World War II, and her attempts are foiled when a wildfire takes over the island.

McCaffrey, Anne. Deluge. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2008.
Yana Maddock, Sean Shongili, and their twins, Ronan and Murel, find their efforts to protect the planet of Petaybee threatened as the InterGal Corporation launches a bold assault that may destroy the peaceful planet’s future.

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. Tea time for the traditionally built. New York : Pantheon Books, 2009.
Mma Ramotswe, of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, was quite perturbed when Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni sold Mma Ramotswe’s van without telling her and replaced it with a new vehicle. Although the van had been making some disturbing noises recently, she wanted it back and set out to recover it. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi’s engagement to Mr. Phuti Radiphuti was not going smoothly. Can the women keep their minds on their current case, which was to find out who was fixing the outcome of a local football team’s games?

McDermid, Val. A darker domain : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.
Detective Karen Pirie, head of the Cold Case Review Team, investigates the 1985 murder of an heiress and the disappearance of her son, along with the disappearance of Mick Prentice, who in 1984, left to join a miners’ strike.

McLane, LuAnn. A little less talk and a lot more action. New York : Signet Eclipse, 2008.
College football coach Luke Carter has a penchant for hot-bodied babes, not curvy hairdressers like Macy. But then a country singing star’s hair emergency turns into a big break for Macy. Making it in Nashville boosts Macy’s confidence, but when Luke interviews for a job at a local university, she’ll have to put up or shut up—or lose him forever.

Michaels, Fern. Mr. and Miss Anonymous. New York : Kensington Books, c2009.
Two teenage boys are missing and their disappearance may be linked to a shady fertility clinic Sam Parker and Lily Madison visited in college as penniless students. When Sam and Lily learn that one of the missing boys looks exactly like Sam, they set out to discover what really went on at the clinic all those years ago.

Modesitt, L. E. Imager. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Rhennthyl, an apprentice portraitist, discovers that he has a magical ability called Imaging after accidentally killing his master with his powers, and when he starts to train as a secret operative in the Collegium of Imagisle, he makes a powerful enemy and learns the truth about the world in which he lives.

Moore, Christopher, 1957-. Fool. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Pocket, the king’s fool, and his simpleton apprentice, Drool, devise a way to clean up King Lear’s mistakes with his kingdom, family, and fortune, only to learn about their own heritage amid murder, mistaken identities, ghostly appearances, and conniving daughters.

Mosley, Walter. The long fall. New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
Leonid McGill, an old school, African-American private investigator in Manhattan, makes the decision to stop taking on shady jobs, but the case of a high-paying client complicates his commitment to go straight.

Nesbø, Jo, 1960-. Nemesis. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper, 2008.
Police Detective Harry Hole begins to investigate a murder caught on grainy film of a robber executing a cashier and escaping with two million Norwegian kroner, but when his ex-girlfriend is found dead after inviting Hole to dinner, he believes he is being framed for the murders.

Niven, Larry. Escape from hell. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Allen Carpenter, who has already escaped from hell and remains haunted by his ordeal, returns to the pit of fire and partners with legendary poet Sylvia Plath to liberate unjustly confined and tortured souls, unsure whether he will be able to escape a second time.

Nothomb, Amélie. Tokyo fiancée. New York : Europa Editions, c2009.
Amelie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of a student—the shy, wealthy, and oh-so-Japanese Rinri—the lovers find themselves swept along by an affair that is as unusual as it is tender.

Novak, Brenda. Dead giveaway. Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA Books, c2007.
The Reverend Lee Barker went missing 19 years ago and the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, are convinced he was murdered by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay and his mother and sisters know what really happened. And they are not talking.

Nylund, Eric S. Mortal coils. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Eliot and Fiona, fifteen-year-old orphans who live in their grandmother’s strict household, learn that they are the children of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness; the gods and fallen angels devise tests for the children as the custody battle wages on.

Ogawa, Y›oko, 1962-. The housekeeper and the professor. 1st Picador ed. New York : Picador, 2009.
A once brilliant math professor suffers the effects of a head trauma that erases his short term memory every eighty minutes and is repeatedly introduced to his housekeeper anew, but past equations in the professor’s mind enable him to discover surprising connections.

Olsson, Linda. Sonata for Miriam. New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Two events occur that change composer Adam Anker’s life forever. Embarking on a journey that ranges from New Zealand to Poland, and then Sweden, Anker not only uncovers his parents’ true fate in World War II, but he also finally faces the consequences of an impossible choice he was forced to make 20 years before.

Patterson, James, 1947-. The 8th confession. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the murder of San Francisco’s most celebrated couple, Isa and Ethan Bailey, and reporter Cindy Thomas becomes attracted to the case and Lindsay’s partner Rich Conklin, when the body of a preacher is found executed.

Pattillo, Beth. Jane Austen ruined my life. New York : Guideposts, c2009.
Emma, the daughter of a minister who has always believed God has a plan for her life, finds her faith shaken when she catches her husband in a compromising position with her assistant, and denied tenure in her position as an English professor because of the resulting scandal, she travels to London in pursuit of a cache of letters written by Jane Austen, and gains insights into her own life and future.

Peacock, Caro. A dangerous affair. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins Avon A, 2009.
In Victoria’s England, there are perilous intrigues a proper young lady would do well to avoid. Liberty Lane, still in her early twenties, is doing her best to make a new life for herself in London after being bruised by loss and treachery. But there’s no chance for her to settle down as a conventional young lady. First, a disturbingly attractive young politician, Benjamin Disraeli, wants her to use her contacts in the theatre world to find out more about a prima ballerina with a notorious love life called Columbine. He hints that some important interests may be at stake. Then Columbine is murdered in her dressing room, after an on-stage brawl with a younger and less successful dancer, who becomes prime suspect.

Penny, Louise. A rule against murder. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, vacationing with his wife at Manoir Bellechasse, an isolated, luxury inn in Quebec, unearths long-buried secrets and hidden hatreds when he is called upon to investigate the death of another guest who was killed when a recently-installed statue toppled over during a storm.

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth. What I did for love. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
To salvage her floundering career after leaving her role on America’s favorite sitcom and being left by her famous husband, Georgie York fakes a new marriage with her former costar Bramwell Shepard for the Hollywood paparazzi, but begins to question why Bram, whom she had considered an enemy, is being so supportive.

Pronzini, Bill. Schemers : a Nameless Detective novel. 1st ed. New York : Forge, 2009.
Nameless Detective takes on a case to recover mystery novels stolen from Barney Rivera’s locked library; and meanwhile, Jake Runyon attempts to find out who has been tormenting the Henderson brothers, whose father’s grave has recently been vandalized.

Quick, Amanda. The perfect poison. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.
Not only was Lucinda Clayton a spinster at 28, but she was also the daughter of the infamous Dr. Clayton who was believed to have used his botanical knowledge to poison several people before taking his own life. Because of this, Lucinda preferred to spend time in her conservatory with plants rather than with people. When a scientist, whom she senses has less than honorable intentions, calls on her about procuring a rare plant, she asks the Arcane Society’s newly established private inquiry firm to check him out.

Quinn, Spencer. Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2009.
Chet, the canine companion to Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, plays a key role in helping his owner track down a missing high school girl whose disappearance was initially written off as a typical case of a runaway teen.

Rees, Matt, 1967-. The samaritan’s secret : an Omar Yussef mystery. New York : Soho, c2009.
Omar Yussef travels to Nablus for the wedding of his friend, police officer Sami Jaffari, only to become caught up in the investigation of a stolen Samaritan scroll, the murder of an aide to the former Palestinian president, and millions in missing funds that, if not found, will adversely affect all Palestinians.

Robards, Karen. Pursuit. New York : Putnams, c2009.
Amateur Washington, D.C., lawyer Jessica Ford, having agreed to meet with the First Lady when her boss could not make the appointment, wakes up in the hospital with amnesia after being the only survivor in an accident in which the First Lady was killed, and after the senior partner and his assistant at her law firm are killed, realizes that if she begins to recall the events of that faithful night, her life might be in danger too.

Roberts, Nora. The pagan stone. Large print ed. New York : Jove Books, 2008.
Gathered around the Pagan Stone three boys set in motion a force bent on destruction that threatens their childhood town of Hawkins Hollow until years later they meet again with three equally determined women to find a way to use the Stone to stop the murder and mayhem.

Robinson, Lewis, 1971-. Water dogs : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2009.
Twenty-seven-year-old Bennie’s life is forever altered after participating in a game of paintball with his little brother Littlefield and friends which resulted in him being hospitalized, one of his friends gone missing, and his younger brother—blamed for the disappearance—vanishing without a word.

Robotham, Michael, 1960-. Shatter. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Joe O'Loughlin knows what he's doing when he's called on to talk down a woman from the Clifton Suspension Bridge who is bent on suicide. He's done it many times before. The only problem is, this woman seems more determined to listen to the voices in her head than to Joe. His attempt fails and she plunges to her death. Afterward, he finds himself comforting the woman's teen daughter and becoming more deeply involved in the police investigation, much to his wife's distress.

Rozan, S. J. The Shanghai Moon. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Private detectives Lydia Chin and Joel Pilarsky investigate the theft of jewelry that once belonged to a young Austrian refugee who fled to Shanghai from Hitler’s Europe during World War II; but things turn deadly when a man is murdered and Lydia learns that the valuable gem, Shanghai Moon, may be part of the same stash.

Scottoline, Lisa. Look again. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Reporter Ellen Gleeson is stunned when she sees her adopted son Will on a “Have You Seen This Child?” flier and must decide if she is willing to uncover the truth about her son’s birth and possibly risk losing him forever.

Siddons, Anne Rivers. Sweetwater Creek : a novel. Doubleday large print home library ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2005.
Rebuilding her life on a plantation after the disappearance of her mother and the death of a sibling, Emily Parmenter forges a near-mystical relationship with her beloved spaniel and finds her world changing after the arrival of a rebellious debutante.

Simmons, Dan. Drood : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Fifty-three-year-old Charles Dickens, having escaped death during a train accident, momentarily meets a ghoulish figure named Drood and sets out with his friend Wilkie Collins into the nightmarish world of the slums and catacombs of London to uncover the mystery surrounding the figure.

Stockett, Kathryn. The help. New York : Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2009.
Skeeter returns home to Mississippi from college in 1962 and begins to write stories about the African-American women that are found working in white households, which includes Aibileen, who grieves for the loss of her son while caring for her seventeenth white child, and Minny, Aibileen’s sassy friend, the hired cook for a secretive woman who is new to town.

Stuckart, Diane A. S. Portrait of a lady : a Leonardo da Vinci mystery. Berkley Prime Crime trade pbk. ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
After the deaths of two female servants, Leonardo da Vinci asks his apprentice, Dino, to go undercover disguised as a woman in the service of the Duke’s ward. The task should prove easy since “Dino” is in reality Delfina, a young woman masquerading as a boy to serve as Leonardo’s apprentice. But complications in the case soon have the young apprentice torn between her loyalty to Leonardo and her growing feelings for a captain of the Duke’s guard.

Swarup, Vikas. Q & A : a novel. 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York : Scribner, 2008, c2005.
After winning India’s biggest quiz show, Ram Mohammad Thomas is put in jail as authorities question how a poor orphan who has never gone to school could win such a contest.

Todd, Charles. A matter of justice. 1st ed. New York : William Murrow, c2009.
Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself with no shortage of suspects when he sets out to investigate the murder of a universally despised London businessman—an inquiry that leads Rutledge deep into the past and into the heart of darkness.

Tremblay, Paul. The little sleep : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
South Boston Private Investigator Mark Genevich, a narcoleptic who suffers from hallucinations, meets Jennifer Times, who shows up at his office with tales about her stolen fingers before leaving behind some seedy photos and quite a few unanswered questions.

Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955-. Cutting for stone : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.
Twin brothers Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, sharing a deep bond that has helped them survive the loss of their parents and the country’s political upheaval, but when they both fall for the same woman, their bond is broken and the two go their separate ways, until a medical crisis reunites them.

Waters, Paul. The republic of vengeance. 1st ed. Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2009, c2008.
A consuming story of love, loss, and redemption set in the classical world of Rome and Greece, “The Republic of Vengeance” follows a young man’s pursuit of his father’s murderer and of the values and qualities he develops that will make him capable of love.

Whitelaw, Stella. Dead slow ahead : a Casey Jones cruise ship mystery. 1st world ed. Surrey, England : Severn House, 2008.
Casey Jones, cruise director of the ship “Countess Georgina,” finds that her latest Caribbean cruise is not running smoothly after items start disappearing, a passenger is found dead, and Casey’s own life becomes threatened.

Wilson, Eric (Eric P.). Fireproof. Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2008.
With their marriage waning after seven years, Caleb, a firefighter, and his wife Catherine are ready to settle with a divorce, but when Caleb’s father challenges Caleb to a forty-day experiment dubbed “The Love Dare,” Caleb realizes what is truly in his heart, only he still has to convince Catherine.

Woods, Stuart. Loitering with intent. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.
After being dumped by his Russian girlfriend during dinner one evening, and now running low on cash, Stone Barrington is happy when he’s called on to find the missing son of a very wealthy man. Tracking the son to Key West, Stone and his sidekick, Dino Bachetti, find someone lying in wait for them. It would appear that the son has a very good reason for not wanting to be found.

Wright, Alexis, 1950-. Carpentaria : a novel. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2009, c2006.
Normal Phantom, leader of the Westend Pricklebush people in the northern Queensland town of Desperance, Australia, embarks on a harrowing spiritual journey as he stands against rival Joseph Midnight and the renegade Eastend mob, and struggles to preserve the land and traditions of the Aboriginal people from mining interests.

Mass, Wendy, 1967-. 11 birthdays. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.


006.7 WAL
Walsh, Bob, 1957-. Clear blogging : how people blogging are changing the world and how you can join them. Berkeley, CA : New York : Apress ; Distributed to the book trade worldwide by Springer-Verlag New York, c2007.
Why blog? –
Hooking into the blogosphere—Getting started—What do good blogs share? -- Building your personal blog—Professionally blogging, blogging professionally—Building your company blog—Power tools for bloggers—Successful blogging—The new fourth estate—Adding podcasting to your blog—Monetizing your blog for fun and profit—
Building readership—Blogging from the new front lines—Welcome to your future.

070.5025 JEF
Herman, Jeff, 1958-. Jeff Herman’s guide to book publishers, editors, & literary agents 2009 : who they are! what they want! how to win them over! 19th ed., 2009 ed. Stockbridge, MA : Three Dog Press, c2009.
Contains profiles of over four hundred trade publishers in the United States and Canada, each with a listing of imprints, lists of representative authors and works, and contact names, addresses, and numbers; and includes information on a selection of literary agents.

153.83 LEH
Lehrer, Jonah. How we decide. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Explores questions of how the human mind makes decisions, and how to use discoveries in neuroscience to make better decisions.

158 SHI
Shimoff, Marci. Happy for no reason : 7 steps to being happy from the inside out. 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed. New York : Free Press, 2009, c2008.
Provides practical guidance for becoming happier, discussing love, physical health, spirituality, purpose, and other aspects.

220.6 STR
Strand, Clark, 1957-. How to believe in God : whether you believe in religion or not. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Describes a twenty-first-century approach to the Bible for Christian believers and atheists alike, and discusses the universal teachings on salvation and belief.

305.896 SAN
Sandweiss, Martha A. Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line. New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Relates the story of Clarence King, a geologist who fell in love with an African-American woman and in order to avoid being charged with miscegenation lied to her, claiming he was an African-American railroad worker and eventually marrying her, but continued his professional life as Clarence King without her knowing.

324.0973 STO
Stoken, Dick A. The great game of politics : why we elect whom we elect. 1st mass market ed. New York : Forge, 2008.
From George Washington to George W. Bush, Stoken examines the political cycles of the American presidency. Now updated with a new Introduction for 2008. Interesting and timely writing.--"Booklist."

332.6609 COH
Cohan, William D. House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Former investment banker William Cohan gives readers a front-row seat to the catastrophic unraveling at the seams of Bear Stearns, and its behind-the-scenes sale to JP Morgan Chase. How was it possible that a company which had only months before been clocking record-high stock prices, plummeted to such dire straits? Cohan explains how, and who the prime characters in its demise were.

333.7 BRO
Brown, Lester Russell, 1934-. Plan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2006.
Examines the current environmental crisis and its impact on the world’s economies and explains how humans can use the latest technological advances and more conventional methods to replenish and replace the natural resources that are being drained at an alarming rate.

338.761 ANG
Angwin, Julia. Stealing MySpace : the battle to control the most popular website in America. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2009.
Chronicles the history of MySpace, discussing its founding by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, acquisition by Rupert Murdoch, the Internet culture, and other related topics.

338.9 NIC
Nickerson, Mike, 1951-. Life, money & illusion : living on earth as if we want to stay. 1st ed. Lanark, ON : Seven Generations Pub., 2006.
In recent years, unchecked economic growth in the Western world has led to resource depletion and widespread environmental degradation. "Life, Money & Illusion" was inspired by the dilemma of having an economic structure that has to grow to remain healthy, while facing the necessity of reducing our footprint and establishing a stable state economy to secure ecological viability on a finite planet.

346.7306 SIT
Sitarz, Dan, 1948-. The business start-up toolkit. 1st ed. Carbondale, Ill. : Nova Pub., c2008.
This vital business reference contains all of the business, accounting, marketing and legal information necessary to start a successful business: hundreds of forms and checklists, and all of the step-by-step instructions needed to start any type of business.

346.7307 SIT
Sitarz, Dan, 1948-. The personal bankruptcy toolkit. 1st ed. Carbondale, Ill. : Nova Pub. Co., c2009.
A complete guide to filing for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy, this book contains everything necessary, including clear and understandable instructions, worksheets, and official federal bankruptcy forms that are provided as computer-fillable PDF forms that perform the complex mathematical calculations for the user. The appendix provides details of the bankruptcy exemptions available in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

363.1926 WIL
Wilson, Bee. Swindled : the dark history of food fraud, from poisoned candy to counterfeit coffee. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Describes the history of food tampering, scamming, and other frauds, and focuses on the development of industrial-scale food adulteration and the scientific ability to counter it in America and England during nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

363.3251 DIC
Dickey, Christopher. Securing the city : inside America’s best counter-terror force—the NYPD. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Provides an inside look at how the New York Police Department has developed into one of the country’s top counterterrorism operations since the 2001 attacks on the U.S., and discusses controversies that have arisen over their methods.

363.738 GEL
Gelbspan, Ross. Boiling point : how politicians, big oil and coal, journalists, and activists are fueling the climate crisis—and what we can do to avert disaster. 1st ed. New York : Basic Books, c2004.
Explores how the current climate crisis has been impacted by the decisions and actions of politicians, oil and coal companies, the media, and activists; explains how, if left unchecked, those groups may threaten the earth’s future, and offers practical suggestions for resolving the crisis.

551.6 SIN
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-. Unstoppable global warming : every 1,500 years. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007.
The author provides scientific evidence that the fifteen-hundred-year global warming cycle that has always controlled the earth’s climate is the primary factor in the current warming trend.

582.13 HAT
Hattatt, Lance. The gardener’s encyclopedia of plants and flowers. [1st American ed.]. Philadelphia, Pa. : Courage Books, c1998.
Presents an introduction to the different types of plants found in modern gardens, and features an alphabetically arranged encyclopedia that provides photographs and descriptions of over 1,500 varieties of plants and flowers.

613.7 BAR
Barough, Nina. Walking for fitness : the low-impact workout that tones and shapes. 1st American ed. London ; New York : DK, 2003.
Describes the health benefits of power walking, explaining what it is, featuring illustrated step-by-step sequences for developing the correct walking technique, and discussing the addition of stretching and strengthening exercises, the importance of breathing and nutrition, safety, foot care, and related topics.

618.92 HAB
Haber, Julian Stuart. ADHD : the great misdiagnosis. Dallas, Tex.: Taylor Trade Pub., c2000.
Discusses the over-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among American children in the 1990s and gives advice to parents and teachers regarding what real ADHD is like, how it can be managed, and what symptoms and types of behavior can be misleading in a diagnosis.

618.928 FEI
Feingold, Ben F. Why your child is hyperactive. [1st ed.]. New York, : Random House, [1975].
In this sequel to DETOX DIET, author Dr. Haas continues to encourage readers to help protect the environment and their bodies from dangerous chemicals that are used during food production. Aisle by aisle, he explores a typical grocery store and shows health-conscious consumers how to shop for nutritious, chemical-free food. He also predicts the earth's environmental future, assuming that most people will continue to create a demand for processed foods that contain pesticides, preservatives, dyes, and other additives.

631.875 PLE
Pleasant, Barbara. The complete compost gardening guide : banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing the most flavorful, nutritious vegetables ever. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2008.
A comprehensive guide to composting that explains how to create compost heaps that will make garden soil more nutritious and healthy, which in turn produces brighter, juicier, and tastier vegetables all year long.

634.7 BOW
Bowling, Barbara L. The berry grower’s companion. Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2000.
A guide to growing different types of berries that provides information on each berry’s growing requirements, botanical traits, history, cultivation, and contribution to garden landscape.

635.9 SMI
Care free plants : a guide to growing the 200 hardiest, low-maintenance, long-living beauties. Pleasantville, NY : Reader’s Digest, c2002.
Profiles the two hundred easiest, most rewarding, foolproof, and problem-free plants, providing information on each plant’s origins, colors, sun and water requirements, and growth rate.

636.7 PIT
Pitcairn, Richard H. Dr. Pitcairn’s complete guide to natural health for dogs & cats. New, updated ed. Emmaus, Pa. : [New York] : Rodale Press ; Distributed in the book trade by St. Martin’s Press, c1995.
This is an expanded edition of the classic natural pet-care book by veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Pitcairn—both renowned specialists in chemical-free nutrition, treatment and natural healing for pets. Written with the warmth and compassion that have won the Pitcairns a nationwide following, this guide will help you select the most compatible dog or cat for your own lifestyle—and show you how to provide the very best in companionship, healing, nutrition and lifelong care.

641.4 WAR
Warren, Piers. How to store your garden produce : the key to self-sufficiency. Rev. and enl. ed. Totnes, Devon : Green Books, 2008.
Organic smallholder Piers Warren shows how to store and preserve your garden produce, enabling you to eat home-grown goodness all year round. The easy-to-use reference section enables you to quickly look up applicable storage and preservation techniques for the majority of plant produce grown in gardens and allotments. The techniques include freezing; clamping; hanging; drying; bottling; pickling and fermenting.

641.5 STE
Stepaniak, Joanne, 1954-. Being vegan : living with conscience, conviction, and compassion. Los Angeles : Lowell House, c2000.
Explains the philosophy of veganism, a lifestyle in which participants abstain from all animal products, and explores the themes of relationships, ethical practice, and food as they relate to being vegan.

641.5 VAR
Vargas, Sally Pasley. Food for friends : homemade gifts for every season. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2000.
Contains recipes for homemade food items that may be given as gifts, including breakfast foods, jams and marmalades, preserved fruits, liqueurs, condiments, cakes, cookies, confections, and others. Includes suggestions on presentation.

641.5 WAT
Waters, Alice. The art of simple food. 1st ed. New York : Clarkson Potter, c2007.
Chef Alice Waters, founder of the Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California, shares her philosophy of cooking and eating; provides information on how to choose fresh ingredients, stock a pantry, and decide what to cook; offers lessons on essential cooking techniques with model recipes; and shares an additional selection of recipes for everyday cooking.

641.53 ROS
Kasper, Lynne Rossetto. The Splendid table’s how to eat supper : recipes, stories, and opinions from public radio’s award-winning food show. 1st ed. New York : Clarkson Potter, c2008.
Offers recipes for weeknight meals and includes anecdotes about the role food plays in American culture as well as cooking tips.

641.594 MAR
Marchetti, Domenica. Big night in : more than 100 wonderful recipes for feeding family and friends Italian-style. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2008.
Author Domenica Marchetti had wonderful memories of her childhood, when her Italian-born mother often cooked up homemade ravioli, lasagne, roasts, invited everyone over, and always made them feel at home with her warm and open personality. Domenica recreated those days for her own family and friends by creating over 100 simple, delicious, Italian-inspired recipes that are comforting, delicious, and perfect for any size gathering whether an intimate dinner party or a huge crowd of hungry relatives.

641.5974 MIC
Michaud, Ellen. A master class : sensational recipes from the Chefs of the New England Culinary Institute and Ellen Michaud : fresh, passionate New England cooking. Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, c2008.
A collection of over two hundred recipes, focusing on lighter and environmentally aware cooking, organized by seasonal categories that include appetizers; fish and shellfish; poultry and eggs; meat; vegetables; pastas; potatoes, grains, and beans; and desserts.

646.70084 HAS
Hassler, Christine, 1976-. 20 something manifesto : quarter-lifers speak out about who they are, what they want, and how to get it. Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2008.
Presents and discusses the personal stories of many men and women in their twenties, who describe their efforts to become self-aware, deal with the expectations of parents, make friends and handle relationships, and understand what they want out of life.

649.1 TAY
Taylor, Betsy. What kids really want that money can’t buy : tips for parenting in a commercial world. 1st trade ed. New York : Warner Books, 2004.
Offers practical tips for raising healthy children in a commercial world, based on the results of an art and essay contest in which kids were asked what they want that money cannot buy.

650.14 GEA
Geary, Gail, 1943-. Over-40 job search guide : 10 strategies for making your age an advantage in your career. Indianapolis, IN : Jist Works, c2005.
Describes ten strategies designed to help job seekers over forty avoid or overcome discrimination and turn their age into an advantage in the job market.

712.6 SMI
Smith, P. Allen. P. Allen Smith’s garden home. New York : Clarkson Potter, c2003.
Describes the author’s home and garden, explains the twelve principles of design, and provides suggestions for creating a garden home with charts, plant lists, and projects, and contains over two hundred color photographs.

717 SCH
Schultz, Warren. Garden ideas : creative design solutions. New York, N.Y. : Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, c1996.
Window boxes—Arbors and trellises—Shade gardens—Water gardens.

741.5973 CAP
Capp, Al, 1909-1979. Shmoo : the complete comic books. 1st ed. Milwaukie, Ore. : Dark Horse Books, 2008.
A complete collection of “Shmoo” comics penned by Al Capp from 1949 to 1950, which features essays by Denis Kitchen and describes the history of the character, from its first appearance in a “Li’l Abner” comic strip in 1948.

796.357 RAD
Radomski, Kirk. Bases loaded : the inside story of the steroid era in baseball by the central figure in the Mitchell Report. New York : Hudson Street Press, c2009.
The author reveals his first-hand knowledge of the 2005 baseball scandal involving the distribution and use of performance-enhancing drugs, describing how he supplied steroids to many major league players, and how, in order to avoid jail time, cooperated with the government in exposing some of the very players he helped.

918.1104 GRA
Grann, David. The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Details English explorer Percy Fawcett’s exploration for a lost city in the jungles of South America and relates efforts made by the author and other individuals to find out what happened to him.

Osmond, Marie, 1959-. Might as well laugh about it now. New York : New American Library, 2009.
Marie Osmond shares her personal memories and experiences throughout her life and career.

Spelling, Tori, 1973-. Mommywood : Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2009.
If you thought Tori Spelling had nothing else to tell following her previous memoir that spent four weeks on the ‘New York Times’ bestseller list, think again. There is much more to say and many more stories to share, as an actress, wife, and mother of two. Her latest offering is infused with the wit, and of course, a little dish.

940.2 URB
Urban, Mark, 1961-. The man who broke Napoleon’s codes. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2001.
Chronicles the life of George Scovell, the man responsible for breaking the codes used by Napolean, allowing Britain to defeat his troops at Waterloo in 1815.

940.53 COO
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004. The American home front, 1941-1942. New York : [S.l.] : Atlantic Monthly Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group. West, c2006.
Alistair Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, shares his observations of American life in the year following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

940.54 KOR
Korda, Michael, 1933-. With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.
Details the three-month Battle of Britain over the summer of 1940 in which the Royal Air Force defeated the German onslaught with the invention of radar, advanced aircraft designs, and skilled RAF fighters; and covers the British and German pilots, American airmen, RAF airwomen, and other important people.

956.9204 GAB
Gabriel, Brigitte. Because they hate : a survivor of Islamic terror warns America. New York : Godalming : Griffin ; Melia [distributor], 2008.
A Christian-Arab journalist recalls her eyewitness to the deadly beginnings of fundamentalist Islam as her family spent seven years in an underground bomb shelter in order to survive a jihad against non-Muslim people.

974 PUR
Purinton, Darcy and Cahill, Dale F. Tobacco Sheds : Of the Connecticut River Valley. Schiffer Pub Ltd, 2009.
Over 200 beautiful color photos provide a detailed look at a wide variety of tobacco sheds in the Connecticut River Valley. An overview of the tobacco industry from the farmer’s perspective, a tour of the valley’s rich history through interviews and hands on research captures the essence of this special crop and an appreciation for how Yankee ingenuity solved unique problems created by the fickle New England weather.


CD 302 GLA
Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. Outliers : the story of success. New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2008.
Read by the author. The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.

CD 332 FER
Ferguson, Niall. The ascent of money : a financial history of the world. Library ed. [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, p2008.
Read by Simon Prebble. Chronicles the evolution of finance from its origins in Mesopotamia to the modern world’s most recent upheavals, covering such topics as the stock market bubble that prompted the French Revolution and the theories behind common investment vehicles.

CD 332.024 ORM
Orman, Suze. Suze Orman’s 2009 action plan : keeping your money safe & sound. New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2008.
Read by the author. Internationally praised financial advisor and television host Suze Orman discusses just how her audience can readily begin the New Year. Here, Orman delves into such matters as credit, real estate, retirement, and overall spending.

CD 576.8 DAR
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. The origin of species. Abridged. [London] : Jackson, TN : CSA Telltapes ; distributed by Publishers Group West, pc2008.
Read by Richard Dawkins. An abridged version of a seminal work in science literature and landmark work in evolutionary biology, introducing the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection.

Zailckas, Koren. Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood. [s.l.] : Tantor Media, Inc., c2005.
The author discusses her relationship with alcohol, telling how she began drinking at the age of fourteen and continued drinking for the express purpose of getting drunk, bolstering her courage, or medicating her moods, and sharing the reasons why she decided to give up alcohol nine years later.

CD 973.7 WAR
Ward, Andrew, 1946-. The slaves’ war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves. Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, cp2008.
Read by Richard Allen. Interweaving hundreds of interviews with excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, a narrative history of the American Civil War captures the story of the conflict from the perspective of the African-American slaves who played a role.

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976. Peril at End House : [sound recording]. London : Macmillan Audio Books, c2001.
Read by Hugh Fraser. Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick’s sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn’t been committed. Yet.

Berry, Steve, 1955-. The third secret : [a novel of suspense]. Abridged. New York : Random House Audio, p2005.
Read by L. J. Ganser. Fatima, Portugal, 1917. The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000. When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary’s words or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows. Vatican City, present day, Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope. Night after restless night, Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican’s Riserva, the special archive open only to popes, where the Church’s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored. Though unsure of the details, Michener knows that the Pope’s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima. Equally concerned, but not out of any sense of compassion, is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Valendrea desperately covets the papacy, having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave. Now the Pope’s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years. When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands, then to a Bosnian holy site, in search of a priest, possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary’s true message, a perilous set of events unfolds. Michener finds himself embroiled in murder, suspicion, suicide, deceit, and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman. In a desperate search for answers, he travels to Pope Clement’s birthplace in Germany, where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church, a fate now lying in Michener’s own hands.

Brooks, Geraldine. People of the book. Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008.
Read by Edwina Wren. In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries’ old book, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up.

Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. The casebook of Sherlock Holmes II. [Surrey ; Franklin, Tenn.] : Naxos AudioBooks, p2008.
Read by David Timson. In the last six stories written by Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, the duo face some of their most challenging cases.

Flynn, Vince. Extreme measures : a thriller. New York, NY : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, p2008.
Read by George Guidall. A faithful servant of his country for 16 years, first as a Marine and then as a member of the elite counterterrorism unit, Mike Nash has lived up to the call of duty. However, no amount of training or service could prepare him for his own country turning on him.

Graves, Robert, 1895-1985. I, Claudius. London : Jackson, TN : CSA Telltapes ; distributed by Publishers Group West, 2008.
Read by Derek Jacobi. Riveting account of Ancient Rome in all of its madness and debauchery. In the form of a secret autobiography. The book tells the story of a Roman nobleman who is abhorred for his weakness and viewed by his family as little more than a stammering fool. Claudius quietly survives the cruelties, bloody purges and intrigues of the imperial Roman dynasties to finally become Emperor.

Kallos, Stephanie. Sing them home. Unabridged. [United States] : Blackstone Audio, c2009, p2008.
Tavia Gilbert, reader. In 1978, Hope Jones is scooped up by a tornado, leaving her three young children behind forever in Emlyn Springs, Nebraska. Now, even twenty-five years later, the siblings still struggle with their loss.

O’Flynn, Catherine. What was lost : a novel. North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2008.
Read by Catherine Skinner. In the 1980s, Kate Meaney is hard at work as a junior detective. Busy trailing “suspects” and carefully observing everything around her at the newly opened Green Oaks shopping mall, she forms an unlikely friendship with Adrian, the son of a local shopkeeper. But when this curious, independent-spirited young girl disappears, Adrian falls under suspicion and is hounded out of his home by the press. Then, in 2003, Adrian’s sister Lisa—stuck in a dead-end relationship—is working as a manager at Your Music, a discount record store. Every day she tears her hair out at the outrageous behavior of her customers and colleagues. But along with a security guard, Kurt, she becomes entranced by the little girl glimpsed on the mall’s surveillance cameras. As their after-hours friendship intensifies, Lisa and Kurt investigate how these sightings might be connected to the unsettling history of Green Oaks itself.

Parker, Robert B., 1932-. Spare change : a Sunny Randall novel. New York : Random House Audio, p2007.
Read by Kate Burton. Called back from retirement when a serial killer from a long-unsolved case reemerges, detective Phil Randall teams up with daughter and Boston private eye Sunny Randall throughout a series of murder investigations in which the victims resemble Sunny.

Patterson, James, 1947-. 2nd chance. New York : Time Warner Audiobooks, p2002.
Read by Melissa Leo and Jeremy Piven. San Francisco has been rocked by another set of sensational killings, which appear unrelated to all but Det. Lindsay Boxer, who calls together her professional women friends, a reporter, an ADA, and a Medical Examiner. Not surprisingly, considering this group’s past adventures, they come up with a link, and a trap in which to catch the perpetrator.

Rendell, Ruth, 1930-. Sins of the fathers. North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, [2008], p1997, 2007.
Read by Nigel Anthony. It was a brutal, vicious crime—and sixteen years old. A helpless old woman battered to death with an axe. Harry Painter hung for it, and Chief Inspector Wexford is certain they executed the right man. But Reverend Archery has doubts—because his son wants to marry the murderer’s beautiful, brilliant daughter. He begins unraveling the past, only to discover that murder breeds murder—and often conceals even deeper secrets.

Rice, Anne, 1941-. The tale of the body thief. New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, 2004, p1992.
Read by Richard E. Grant. In 1992 Miami, the immortal vampire Lestat finds himself alone, yearning to regain his soul and to once again experience the joys and anguish of being human.

Slaughter, Karin, 1971-. Martin misunderstood. North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2008.
Read by Wayne Knight. Martin Reed is thoroughly average in every way. So how has he wound up with such a pathetic existence? Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes that he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his co-workers is brutally murdered, Martin is shocked to become the fetching female investigator’s prime suspect. Center stage at last, Martin basks not in the glow of the spotlight, but in the harsh glare of interrogation.

Weiner, Jennifer. In her shoes. Abridged. New York : Encore, c2005, p2002.
Read by Karen Ziemba.
The lives of plump, straightlaced, thirty-year-old attorney Rose Feller and her gorgeous, fun-loving, but scattered younger sister, Maggie, change when Maggie comes to live with Rose after yet another eviction.

Winslow, Don, 1953-. The Dawn patrol. Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008.
Read by Ray Porter. Boone Daniels lives to surf. Every morning he’s out in the break off Pacific Beach with the other members of The Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted back when he was on the San Diego police force. He blames himself—just as almost everyone in the department does—for not being able to save her. Now he’s unexpectedly staring at a chance to make some amends.

Winslow, Don, 1953-. The winter of Frankie Machine. [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2006.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris. When a local mob boss calls in an old favor, Frank Machianno, the middle-aged owner of a bait shack on the San Diego waterfront, is forced to return to his old job as a hit man, and discovers that someone from his past wants him dead.

DVD 612.6 BAB
Baby’s 1st months : what do we do now? = Los primeros meses del bebé : qué hacemos ahora? Atlanta, Ga. : New Parent Productions, c2005.
Narrator, Eileen Kimble. Takes new parents from the day they leave the hospital through the often frightening, difficult and apprehensive first few months of their baby’s daily care.

The corner. Standard format (4:3). New York, NY : HBO Video, c2003.
disc 1. Part one. Gary’s blues ; Part two. DeAndre’s blues ; Part three. Fran’s blues—disc 2. Part four. Dope fiend blues ; Part five. Corner boy blues ; Part six. Everyman’s blues. T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson. A look at the lives of a poor African-American family, all of whom are involved at some level in the West Baltimore drug trade.

Ivanhoe. New York : A & E Home Video : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, c1997.
Steven Waddington, Ciaran Hinds, Susan Lynch, Christopher Lee, Ralph Brown, Rory Edwards, James Cosmo, Aden Gillet, Ronald Pickup, Sian Phillips, Victoria Smurfit. Set in 12th century England, this sweeping saga follows the noble Saxon knight, Wilfred of Ivanhoe and his bloody battles with the scheming Prince John as he attempts to restore Richard The Lion-Hearted to the throne.—Container.

Marley & me. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009].
Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennett. John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John’s career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan’s life with his yellow Labrador retriever.

My fair lady. Widescreen ed. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, m1994-1998.
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde- White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel. A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.

Punch-drunk love. Two disc special ed. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003].
Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán. Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, falls in love with Lena, a co-worker of one of Barry’s seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean, who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money.

The reader. Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, [2009].
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet. Post-WWII, Germany. Michael Berg is a teenager who becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from different works of literature. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life, only this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna’s past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.

A touch of Frost. : Season 13. [Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, c2006.
Endangered species. David Jason, Bruce Alexander. Detective Jack Frost is called to investigate when a couple return from holiday to find the body of a complete stranger in their bed. He also becomes involved in a murder inquiry and uncovers a crime ring involved in the importing of endangered species and illegal animal goods.