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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Jodi Picoult and P.D. James books to gobble up

I know there are legions of Jodi Picoult fans out there, and I'm excited to tell you that she has a new book coming out at the end of February. It's called Lone Wolf and it's about an estranged son who has to decide whether or not to terminate his comatose father's life support.

I didn't know that P.D. James is a Jane Austen fan. Her latest book, Death Comes to Pemberley, is a mystery set six years after Pride and Prejudice. Wickham is the victim!

An homage to scrapbooking, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston tells the story of young aspiring writer/flapper through a collection of more than 600 pieces of 1920s memorabilia.

In January, you can delve into Joshaua Jackson's A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, a book about a line of Southern women who each had their daughters at 15. The current 15 year old is getting anxious, but then the long-buried body of a baby is found in the back yard, the baby her mother actually gave birth to 15 years ago.

More new books below:

Andrews, V.C. Into the Darkness. Gallery Books. 2/28/2012.

Bacon, John U. Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football. Farrar Straus Giroux. 10/25/2011. Nonfiction

Beaton, M.C. Death of a Kingfisher. Grand Central Publishing. 2/22/2012. Mystery

Frehley, Ace. No Regrets: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir. Gallery Books. 11/1/2011. Biography

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. North and South. Oxford University Press, USA. 10/15/2008.

Jackson, Joshilyn. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Grand Central Publishing. 1/25/2012.

James, P.D. Death Comes to Pemberley. Knopf Publishing Group. 12/6/2011. Mystery

Jance, J. A. Left for Dead. Touchstone Books. 2/7/2012. Mystery

Jenner, Kris. Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian. Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing. 11/1/2011. Biography

Kaling, Mindy. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns). Crown Archetype. 11/1/2011. Nonfiction

Kellerman, Jonathan. Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel. Ballantine Books. 2/28/2012. Mystery

Kingsbury, Karen. Longing. Zondervan. 11/22/2011.

Kingsbury, Karen. Loving. Zondervan. 3/27/2012.

Lagnado, Lucette. The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn. Ecco Press. 9/6/2011. Biography

Mack, Stephanie Madoff. The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, a Widow's New Life. Blue Rider Press. 10/20/2011. Biography

Matthews, Chris. Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Simon & Schuster. 11/1/2011. Biography

Michaels, Fern. Making Spirits Bright. Zebra. 11/1/2011.

Picoult, Jodi. Lone Wolf. Atria Books. 2/28/2012.

Pinneo, Sarah. Julia's Child. Plume Books. 1/31/2012.

Preston, Caroline. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures. Ecco Press. 10/25/2011.

Sharfeddin, Heather. Damaged Goods. Bantam. 3/22/2011.

Thomas, Jodi. The Comforts of Home. Berkley. 11/1/2011.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Homework: Read Brilliant Mystery Stories

What do we offer to you new this week? The latest Dexter and more new books by favorite authors like C.J. Box, Umberto Eco, Orson Scott Card, Clive Cussler, MaryJanice Davidson, Sherilyn Kenyon and Joyce Carol Oates.

Study in Sherlock is a collection of 20 stories based on Sherlock Holmes by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, S. J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear.

What if you could step into the world of Pride and Prejudice? In Midnight in Austenland, Shannon Hale has created a Jane Austen themed resort where all guests are assigned a role and a love interest. Everything is lovely until a body shows up.

Lots more below!

Averill, Thomas Fox. Rode. University of New Mexico Press. 8/16/2011.

Ballard, Mignon F. Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause: A Mystery. Minotaur Books. 11/22/2011. Mystery
Barrick, Ella. Quickstep to Murder. Signet Book. 9/6/2011. Mystery

Basu, Kunal. The Yellow Emperor's Cure. Overlook Duckworth. 10/27/2011.

Bellerose, Sally. The Girls Club. Bywater Books. 9/13/2011.

Box, C. J. Force of Nature. Putnam Adult. 3/20/2012. Mystery

Bradley, Alan. Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon. Poisoned Pen Press. 10/25/2011. Mystery

Brett, Simon. Bones Under the Beach Hut. Five Star (ME). 12/1/2011. Mystery

Card, Orson Scott. Shadows in Flight. Tor Books. 1/17/2012. Sci-Fi

Carr, Robyn. Bring Me Home for Christmas. Mira Books. 10/25/2011. Romance

Christie, Judy. Goodness Gracious Green. Abingdon Press. 9/1/2010.

Christie, Judy. Rally 'Round Green. Abingdon Press. 8/1/2011.

Christie, Judy. The Glory of Green. Abingdon Press. 3/1/2011.

Corby, Gary. The Ionia Sanction. Minotaur Books. 11/8/2011. Mystery

Corby, Gary. The Pericles Commission. Minotaur Books. 11/9/2010. Mystery

Cussler, Clive. The Thief. Putnam Adult. 3/6/2012.

Davidson, MaryJanice. Yours, Mine, and Ours. St. Martin's Press. 2/28/2012. Romance

DeLaney, Edward J. Broken Irish. Turtle Point Press. 9/16/2011.

Draine, Betsy. Murder in Lascaux. University of Wisconsin Press. 10/4/2011. Mystery

Drake, Nick. Egypt: The Book of Chaos. Harper. 12/6/2011. Mystery

Duncan, Elizabeth J. A Killer's Christmas in Wales. Minotaur Books. 10/25/2011. Mystery

Eco, Umberto. The Prague Cemetery. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 11/8/2011.

Fennell, Judi. Genie Knows Best. Sourcebooks Casablanca. 11/1/2011. Romance

Franc, John. Hooked. Tin House Books. 9/27/2011.

Hale, Shannon. Midnight in Austenland. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 1/31/2012.

Howard, Francine Thomas. Paris Noire. AmazonEncore. 9/20/2011.

Hoyt, Elizabeth. Scandalous Desires. Grand Central Publishing. 11/1/2011. Romance

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. The Guardian. St. Martin's Press. 11/1/2011.

Kleypas, Lisa. Love, Come to Me. Signet Book. 8/30/2011. Romance

La Farge, Paul. Luminous Airplanes. Farrar Straus Giroux. 9/27/2011.

Lake, Jay. Endurance. Tor Books. 11/8/2011. Fantasy

Lapidus, Jens. Easy Money. Pantheon Books. 4/3/2012.

Lightman, Alan P. MR G: A Novel about the Creation. Pantheon Books. 1/24/2012.

Lindsay, Jeff. Double Dexter. Doubleday Books. 10/18/2011.

Millet, Lydia. Ghost Lights. W. W. Norton Company. 10/24/2011.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Mudwoman. Ecco Press. 3/20/2012.

Palmer, Michael. Oath of Office. St. Martin's Press. 2/14/2012.

Parker, Ann. Mercury's Rise. Poisoned Pen Press. 11/1/2011. Mystery

Rees, Matt. Mozart's Last Aria. Harper Perennial. 11/1/2011.

Shepard, Sara. Everything We Ever Wanted. Harper Paperbacks. 10/11/2011.

Stabenow, Dana. Restless in the Grave. Minotaur Books. 2/14/2012. Mystery

Toews, Miriam. Irma Voth. Harper. 9/6/2011.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. Queen of America. Little Brown and Company. 11/28/2011.

Zeltserman, Dave. A Killer's Essence. Overlook Press. 9/21/2011.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watergate, an adventurous dog, the next Hunger Games and vampires

Which books are special in my last order? A fictional book about Watergate by Thomas Mallon (apropriately called Watergate). Library Journal says the funny historical novel stars "a cast of clowns and self-serving creeps who make the familiar story a veritable opera buffa."

If you liked The Hunger Games, put a reserve on Pure by Julianna Baggott. In this postapocalyptic world an event called the "Detonations" left the survivors scarred, burned and required at 16 to become soldiers, or live targets if they're too damaged to serve. Some, called Pures, were safe inside the "Dome" during the disaster. One of the Pures finds out that his mother might be still alive outside the Dome and goes to look for her.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is a "fairy tale with an edge." In 1920, a childless couple homesteading in Alaska creates a child out of snow. In the morning the snow child is gone, but a blonde-haired girl appears in the woods and they begin to love her as a daughter. The publicist for this novel said "Ivey's work is why we all in our various ways go into this book business."     
Watergate, Pure and The Snow Child will be released in February.

In the Sci-Fi novel The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen, a Department of Historical Integrity agent has to stop "historical agitators" (or hags) from trying to prevent the world's great disasters from occuring. How can their society have their "perfect" present if they can't learn lessons from horrific mistakes in the past? (To me this book sounds like the opposite of the premise in Isaac Asimov's The End of Eternity.)

 A book for dog lovers, Roam: A Novel with Music by Alan Lazar is writen from the point of view of Nelson, a half-beagle, half poodle mix, who goes on an Incredible Journey type of adventure back to his "Great Love," his owner. It's "a touching page-turner" says Publisher's Weekly.

The third book in Guillermo del Toro's "The Strain" vampire invasion series, The Night Eternal, comes out just in time for Halloween. 

Look below, there's more you'll like! 
Baggott, Julianna. Pure. Grand Central Publishing. 2/8/2012.

Bazell, Josh. Wild Thing. Reagan Arthur Books. 2/8/2012.

Bertrand, J. Mark. Pattern of Wounds. Bethany House Publishers. 7/1/2011.

Buchanan, Edna. A Dark and Lonely Place. Simon & Schuster. 11/8/2011.

Cooper, Karina. Blood of the Wicked: A Dark Mission Novel. Avon Books. 5/31/2011.

Crombie, Deborah. No Mark Upon Her. William Morrow & Company. 2/7/2012. Mystery

Day, Alyssa. Vampire in Atlantis. Berkley Sensation. 6/7/2011.

del Toro, Guillermo. The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy. William Morrow & Company. 10/25/2011.

DeLaney, Frank. The Last Storyteller. Random House. 2/7/2012.

Dorsey, Tim. Pineapple Grenade. William Morrow & Company. 1/24/2012.

Dorsey, Tim. When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State. William Morrow &; Company. 10/25/2011.

Duenas, Maria. The Time in Between. Atria Books. 11/8/2011.

Duffy, Erin. Bond Girl. William Morrow &; Company. 1/24/2012.

Funder, Anna. All That I Am. HarperCollins. 2/7/2012.

Fury, Dalton. Black Site: A Delta Force Novel. St. Martin's Press. 1/31/2012.

Gray, Shelley Shepard. Christmas in Sugarcreek: A Christmas Seasons of Sugarcreek Novel. Avon Inspire. 10/25/2011.

Green, Simon R.  For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel. Roc. 6/7/2011.

Hand, Elizabeth. Available Dark: A Thriller. Minotaur Books. 2/14/2012.

Harstad, Johan. Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? Seven Stories Press. 6/7/2011.

Hatcher, Robin Lee. Belonging. Zondervan. 8/16/2011.

Higley, T. L. Pompeii: City on Fire. B&H Publishing Group. 6/1/2011.

Hore, Rachel. A Place of Secrets. Holt McDougal. 1/31/2012.

Houston, Pam. Contents May Have Shifted. W. W. Norton & Company. 2/6/2012.

Ivey, Eowyn. The Snow Child. Little Brown and Company. 2/1/2012.

Jensen, Nancy. The Sisters. St. Martin's Press. 11/8/2011.

Kennedy, Douglas. Temptation. Atria Books. 4/24/2012.

Lazar, Alan. Roam: A Novel with Music. Atria Books. 11/1/2011.

Leon, Bonnie. Wings of Promise. Fleming H. Revell Company. 8/1/2011.

Lindsey, Johanna. When Passion Rules. Gallery Press. 6/14/2011. Romance

Livesey, Margot. The Flight of Gemma Hardy. Harper. 1/24/2012.

Love, Dorothy. Beyond All Measure. Thomas Nelson Publishers. 5/31/2011.

Ludlum, Robert P. Robert Ludlum's the Janson Command. Grand Central Publishing. 2/14/2012.

Mallon, Thomas. Watergate. Pantheon Books. 2/21/2012.

Mason, Richard. History of a Pleasure Seeker. Knopf Publishing Group. 2/7/2012.

Neuman, Andres. Traveler of the Century. Farrar Straus Giroux. 3/13/2012.

Novak, Brenda. Inside. Mira Books. 6/28/2011. Romance

Odell, Jonathan. The Healing. Nan A. Talese. 2/21/2012.

Patterson, James. Private: #1 Suspect. Little Brown and Company. 1/2/2012.

Pearl, Matthew. The Technologists. Random House. 2/21/2012.

Quinn, Julia. Just Like Heaven. Avon Books. 5/31/2011. Romance

Richards, Caroline. The Darkest Sin. Brava. 6/1/2011. Romance

Roberts, Sheila. The Nine Lives of Christmas. St. Martin's Press. 10/25/2011. Romance

Robinson, Peter. Before the Poison. William Morrow & Company. 2/7/2012.

Robotham, Michael. Bleed for Me. Mulholland Books. 2/27/2012.

Sands, Lynsay. The Bite Before Christmas. William Morrow & Company. 10/25/2011. Romance

Woodrell, Daniel. The Outlaw Album: Stories. Little Brown and Company. 10/5/2011.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bullfighting, Leather-clad Vigilantes, Apology for Hire and more new books.

Lots of interesting plots in the new books this week.
A murder investigation in Spain's bullfighting community in Or the Bull Kills You by Jason Webster.
A man finds his aging mother's diaries and discovers that she was a famous crime-fighting superhero in the 50's in The Black Stiletto by Raymon Benson.
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar is the story of four friends who come up with a successful business: apologizing for companies that have mistreated their employees. Everything goes to hell when a serial killer decides to use their services for his deceased victims.
More great books below!

Baker, Fran. The Talk of the Town. Five Star (ME). 9/21/2011. Romance

Benson, Raymond. The Black Stiletto: The First Diary--1958. Oceanview Publishing. 9/5/2011.

Carofiglio, Gianrico. Temporary Perfections. Rizzoli International Publications. 9/13/2011. Mystery

Casey, Jane. The Burning. Minotaur Books. 8/30/2011. Mystery

Castle, Richard. Heat Rises. Hyperion Books. 9/20/2011. Mystery

Coel, Margaret. The Perfect Suspect. Berkley Publishing Group. 9/6/2011. Mystery

Costello, Matthew J.  Vacation. Thomas Dunne Books. 9/27/2011.

Crane, Cheryl. The Bad Always Die Twice. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 9/1/2011. Mystery
Day, Sylvia. Seven Years to Sin. Brava. 9/1/2011. Romance
Drvenkar, Zoran. Sorry. Alfred A. Knopf. 9/20/2011.
Grisham, John. The Litigators. Random House Large Print Publishing. 10/25/2011. Large Print
Henley, Virginia. The Dark Earl. New American Library. 9/6/2011. Romance
Hitchens, Christopher. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens. Twelve. 9/1/2011. Nonfiction

Holmes, Gina. Dry as Rain. Tyndale House Publishers. 8/17/2011.

Jaffarian, Sue Ann. Baited Blood. Midnight Ink. 9/8/2011. Mystery

Jenkins, Jerry B. . The Betrayal. Tyndale House Publishers. 8/17/2011.

Jenkins, Jerry B.  The Brotherhood. Tyndale House Publishers. 1/24/2011.

Kilmer, Nicholas. A Paradise for Fools. Poisoned Pen Press. 9/6/2011. Mystery

Lamplighter, L. Jagi. Prospero Regained. Tor Books. 9/13/2011. Fantasy

Phillips, Carly. Serendipity (Berkley Mass-Market). Berkley. 9/6/2011. Romance

Poyer, David. The Towers. St. Martin's Press. 8/30/2011.

Priest, Dana. Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. Little Brown and Company. 9/6/2011. Nonfiction

Richman, Alyson. The Lost Wife. Berkley Publishing Group. 9/6/2011.
Rockcastle, Mary Francois. In Caddis Wood. Graywolf Press. 9/13/2011.
Rowland, Laura Joh. The Ronin's Mistress. Minotaur Books. 9/13/2011. Mystery
Shaber, Sarah R. Louise's War: A World War II Novel of Suspense. Severn House Publishers. 8/1/2011.
Smith, Haywood. Wife-In-Law. St. Martin's Press. 9/13/2011.

Solomon, Anna. The Little Bride. Riverhead Books. 9/6/2011.

Southgate, Martha. The Taste of Salt. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 9/13/2011.

Sparks, Nicholas. The Best of Me. Grand Central Publishing. 10/11/2011. Large Print

Svoboda, Terese. Bohemian Girl. Bison Books. 9/1/2011.

Toyne, Simon. Sanctus. William Morrow & Company. 9/6/2011.

Webb, Katherine. The Legacy. Harper Paperbacks. 8/30/2011.

Webster, Jason. Or the Bull Kills You. Minotaur Books. 9/13/2011. Mystery

Winters, Ben. Bedbugs. Quirk Books. 9/6/2011.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Start the week off with a new book

Just ordered for Schlow's collection: The Midnight Special by Edmond Addeo about the life of the musician Leadbelly, Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire (the final book in the Wicked series), a new Inspector Gamache mystery by Louise Penny, a biography about Wendy Wasserstein and lots of new romance novels and mysteries. Take a look!

Addeo, Edmond G. The Midnight Special: A Novel about Leadbelly. Authorhouse. 8/12/2009.

Benaron, Naomi. Running the Rift. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 1/17/2012.

Blake, Jennifer. By His Majesty's Grace. Mira Books. 7/26/2011. Romance

Bryant, Niobia. The Hot Spot. Dafina Books. 8/1/2011. Romance

Carlson, Melody. River's Song. Abingdon Press. 8/1/2011.

Child, Lee. The Affair: A Reacher Novel. Random House Large Print Publishing. 9/27/2011. Large Print

Cody, Christine. Blood Rules. Ace Books. 8/30/2011.

Connolly, Harry. Circle of Enemies: A Twenty Palaces Novel. Del Rey Books. 8/30/2011. Fantasy

Cooper, Brenda. Mayan December. Prime Books. 8/23/2011. Fantasy

Cottam, F.G. The Magdalena Curse. Thomas Dunne Books. 8/2/2011.

Disher, Garry. Wyatt. Soho Crime. 8/9/2011.

Douglass, Sara. The Devil's Diadem. Harper Voyager. 7/26/2011. Fantasy

Due, Tananarive. My Soul to Take. Washington Square Press. 9/6/2011.

Eglin, Anthony. Garden of Secrets Past. Minotaur Books. 8/16/2011.

Elias, Gerald. Death and the Maiden. Minotaur Books. 8/16/2011. Mystery

Eriksson, Kjell. The Hand That Trembles. Minotaur Books. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Ernst, Kathleen. The Heirloom Murders. Midnight Ink. 9/8/2011. Mystery

Evanovich, Janet. Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel. Random House Large Print Publishing. 11/22/2011. Large Print

Ghaemi, Nassir. A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness. Penguin Press. 8/4/2011. Nonfiction.

Goyer, David S. Heaven's Shadow. Ace Books. 7/5/2011. Sci-Fi

Grey, Juliet. Becoming Marie Antoinette. Ballantine Books. 8/9/2011.

Johnson, D. E. Motor City Shakedown. Minotaur Books. 9/13/2011.

Katsu, Alma. The Taker. Gallery Books. 9/6/2011.

Kennedy, Kathryne. The Lady of the Storm. Sourcebooks Casablanca. 8/1/2011. Romance

Kent, Christobel. A Murder in Tuscany. Minotaur Books. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Kita, Bronia. The Swansong of Wilbur McCrum. MacMillan UK. 9/1/2011.

Klein, Matthew. Switchback. Severn House Publishers. 7/1/2011.

Kollin, Dani. The Unincorporated Woman. Tor Books. 8/16/2011. Sci-Fi

Lazellari, Edward. Awakenings. Tor Books. 8/30/2011. Fantasy

Macmeans, Donna. Redeeming the Rogue. Berkley. 8/2/2011. Romance

Maguire, Gregory. Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years. William Morrow & Company. 11/1/2011.

Maksik, Alexander Kolya. You Deserve Nothing. Europa Editions. 8/30/2011.

Mallery, Susan. Only Mine. Harlequin Books. 7/26/2011. Romance

McFarland, Nora. Hot, Shot, and Bothered. Touchstone Books. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Michaels, Kasey. The Taming of the Rake. Harlequin Books. 7/26/2011. Romance

Nadal, Rafael. Rafa. Hyperion Books. 8/23/2011. New Bio.

O'Donohue, Clare. The Devil's Puzzle: A Someday Quilts Mystery. Plume Books. 9/27/2011. Mystery

Parshall, Sandra. Under the Dog Star. Poisoned Pen Press. 9/6/2011. Mystery

Patterson, James. Kill Me If You Can. Little Brown and Company. 8/29/2011. Large Print.

Penny, Louise. A Trick of the Light. Minotaur Books. 8/30/2011. Mystery

Reece, Christy. Sweet Justice: A Last Chance Rescue Novel. Ballantine Books. 9/6/2011. Romance

Robb, J. D. The Unquiet. Jove Books. 9/27/2011.

Salamon, Julie. Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein. Penguin Press. 8/18/2011. Biography

Scott, A.D. A Double Death on the Black Isle. Atria Books. 9/27/2011. Mystery

Singh, Nalini. Archangel's Blade. Berkley. 9/6/2011. Romance

Stanley, Kelli. City of Secrets. Minotaur Books. 9/13/2011. Mystery

Strauss, Jacques. The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. Farrar Straus Giroux. 8/30/2011.

Taseer, Aatish. Noon. Faber & Faber. 9/13/2011.

Wallace, Randall. The Touch. Tyndale House Publishers. 8/17/2011.

Warren, Tracy Anne. The Bed and the Bachelor. Avon Books. 7/26/2011. Romance

Wilcock, David. The Source Field Investigations: The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations Behind the 2012 Prophecies. Dutton Books. 8/23/2011. Nonfiction.

Young, Thomas W. Silent Enemy. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 8/4/2011.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Great Penn State Sports Lists!

Hey there Penn State sports fans! David Pencek, editor of Town & Gown magazine, has just published a book about the top moments, players, and many other interesting facts about Penn State sports. David will be speaking at Schlow this Thursday (Sept 1) at 7 p.m. Come learn about his research for the book and debate about what you think should have been in there!

Here's a review of the book by Kitty Wunderly of Bellefonte:
“The Great Book of Penn State Sports Lists,” by Matthew Pencek and David Pencek, Running Press, 2011

Anyone who has ever gotten into a spirited discussion of Penn State sports – you know who you are, and your numbers are legion – probably will need several copies of this book. The first will be damaged beyond utility by banging it on tabletops (or your
companions) while making a point, or smeared with food at tailgates, and the second will be for the permanent home library.

This book will help to begin or end arguments, being a lively compendium of the factual and the quirky from several dozen contributors with good claims to being experts about various PSU sports (not only football) and sports-related topics. PSU defensive lineman and later four-time Super Bowl winner Matt Millen
relates lessons he learned from Joe Paterno; All-American offensive tackle Dave Joyner lists five reasons why Paterno’s “Grand Experiment” of combining good football with good students has worked; and football team physician Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli supplies his list (painful reading) of top eleven comebacks from injuries sustained in PSU
football, basketball, fencing, swimming, gymnastics, and soccer.

Lydell Mitchell reminisces about his three Nittany Lion seasons with Franco Harris, a pairing that surely was made in some football heaven. Joe Bastardi, first a PSU wrestler and then a noted meteorologist, contributes a very funny list of the top ten (plus one honorable mention) “memorable weather games.”

Well-thumbed and debatable parts of the book will surely include the list of “Most Memorable Calls,” by Steve Jones, the longtime play-by-play “voice of Penn State sports”; the “Greatest Quarterback Controversies” section; and probably even the lists of best pizzas, bars, and Creamery ice cream flavors.

The book is divided into sections of no more than three or four pages each, perfect for quick reads, but likely to turn into extended reading because the content is so much fun, interesting to anyone who knows and loves Penn State in general, not just its sports in particular.

Penn State fans will give copies to one another as gifts, always a comical situation, but useful in this instance, as each will have one to refer to when the squabble begins over which was the most thrilling ending, the most heartbreaking loss, the best bowl victory.

Think about a copy for the young fans in your circle, too – it’s exactly the type of book that will lure a self-described non-reader into devouring it, word for word. The material is interesting and often funny, and it’s well-written but not pedantic (no mistaking it for a school text). Plus, for Centre County kids, it has the great appeal of being local history!

Kitty Wunderly lives in Bellefonte. She is the author of a book, “Bellefonte and the Early Air Mail, 1918-1927.”

Meet The Great Book of Penn State Lists author David Pencek at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 1st at Schlow Centre Region Library. David stands ready to defend his lists – and hear your alternatives! Free to the public, this is a great way to kick off the opening of football season. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sultry books for summer

Has it been hot enough for you? If not, check out some of our brand new romance novels. Some are RITA award winners.

Among the Wonderful by Stacy Carlson sounds intriguing. A giantess and a taxidermist inhabit P.T. Barnum's museum in Manhattan in the 1840s.

In The Submission by Amy Waldman, the winner of a 9/11 memorial design contest turns out to be a Muslim American. Library Journal says, "This is an insightful, courageous, heartbreaking work that should be read, discussed, then read again."

More new books below.

Campion, Alexander. Crime Fraiche. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 7/1/2011. Mystery

Carlson, Stacy. Among the Wonderful. Steerforth Press. 8/2/2011.

Carlyle, Liz. The Bride Wore Scarlet. Avon Books. 7/26/2011. Romance

Castle, Jayne. Canyons of Night: Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy. Jove Books. 8/30/2011. Romance

Chen, Guanzhong. The Fat Years. Nan A. Talese. 1/10/2012.

Colfer, Eoin. Plugged. Overlook Press. 9/1/2011. Mystery

Collins, Max Allan. Bye Bye, Baby. Forge. 8/16/2011. Mystery

Datlow, Ellen. Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy. St. Martin's Griffin. 7/5/2011. Fantasy

Everson, Eva Marie. Chasing Sunsets: A Cedar Key Novel. Fleming H. Revell Company. 6/1/2011.

Hatvany, Amy. Best Kept Secret. Washington Square Press. 6/7/2011.

Hill, Donna. Heat Wave. Dafina Books. 7/1/2011. Romance

Kane, Andrea. The Girl Who Disappeared Twice. Mira Books. 5/31/2011.

Knight, Angela. Burning Up. Berkley Sensations. 8/3/2010. Romance

Mann, Catherine. Cover Me. Sourcebooks Casablanca. 7/1/2011. Romance

McOmber, Adam. This New & Poisonous Air. BOA Editions. 6/21/2011.

Roberts, Nora. The Next Always: Book One of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy. Berkley Publishing Group. 11/1/2011. Romance

Roper, Gayle G. Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside Mystery. Multnomah Publishers. 7/19/2011.

Seilstad, Lorna. A Great Catch. Fleming H. Revell Company. 5/1/2011. Romance

Spiegelman, Peter. Thick as Thieves. Knopf Publishing Group. 7/26/2011.

Strobel, Lee. Ambition. Zondervan. 5/17/2011.

Thomas Nelson Publishers. Fairer Than Morning. Thomas Nelson Publishers. 5/10/2011.

Waldman, Amy. The Submission. Farrar Straus Giroux. 8/16/2011.

Warner, Kaki. Pieces of Sky. Berkley Publishing Group. 1/5/2010. Romance

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A long way to go for an icee

Hop on board an ice hauler on its way to the rings of Saturn in James Corey's fantastic new space opera Leviathan Wakes.

A community of Long Island witches, restricted from doing magic, break free from the shackles on their powers in Witches of East End by Melissa de La Cruz, author of the teen Blue Bloods series. Publishers Weekly says says "even readers who generally avoid witches and whatnot stand to be won over by the time the cliffhanger-with-a-twist ending hits."

Take a vicarious summer vacation in The Mermaid Garden by Santa Montefiore. Your reading trip will take you both to a scenic Tuscan village and, later in time, to a lovely estate in the English countryside. It's a charming love story that intertwines the narratives at each setting and keeps you guessing how the two relate.

A teenaged boy and his object of love at first sight hijack the van driving them to a psychiatric facility in Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa. Dark humor and clever dialogue recommend this amusing and unusual read.

Take a look at the rest of the just ordered list. Lots of new mysteries and romances below.

Arsenault, Emily. In Search of the Rose Notes. William Morrow Paperbacks. 7/26/2011. Mystery

Block, Stefan Merrill. The Storm at the Door. Random House. 6/21/2011.

Bradley, Jane. You Believers. Unbridled Books. 5/3/2011.

Burke, Jan. Disturbance: An Irene Kelly Novel. Simon & Schuster. 6/21/2011. Mystery

Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane. Dead Dogs and Englishmen. Midnight Ink. 7/8/2011. Mystery

Clemens, Judy. Flowers for Her Grave: A Grim Reaper Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Cole, Julian. Felicity's Gate: A Thriller. Minotaur Books. 5/10/2011. Mystery

Corey, James Leviathan Wakes. Orbit. 6/15/2011. Sci-Fi

de La Cruz, Melissa. Witches of East End. Hyperion Books. 6/21/2011.

Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta. Forge. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Drake, David. Out of the Waters. Tor Books. 7/19/2011. Fantasy

DuBois, Brendan. Deadly Cove. Minotaur Books. 7/5/2011. Mystery

Elkins, Aaron. The Worst Thing. Berkley Publishing Group. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Foster, Lori. Trace of Fever. Harlequin Books. 5/31/2011. Romance

Foster, Lori. When You Dare. Harlequin Books. 4/26/2011. Romance

Frayn, Rebecca. Deceptions. Washington Square Press. 5/3/2011.

George, Lexi. Demon Hunting in Dixie. Brava. 5/1/2011. Romance

Ghelfi, Brent. The Burning Lake. Poisoned Pen Press. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Goldenbaum, Sally. The Wedding Shawl: A Seaside Knitters Mystery. New American Library. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Graham, Lorna. The Ghost of Greenwich Village. Ballantine Books. 6/28/2011.

Haddam, Jane. Flowering Judas. Minotaur Books. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Hall, M.R. The Redeemed: A Jenny Cooper Mystery. Simon & Schuster. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Hobb, Robin. The Inheritance: And Other Stories. Harper Voyager. 5/3/2011. Fantasy

Humphreys, C.C. Vlad: The Last Confession. Sourcebooks Landmark. 5/1/2011.

Kurland, Lynn. One Magic Moment (Jove Mass-Market). Jove Books. 5/3/2011. Romance

Lopez, Lorraine. The Realm of Hungry Spirits. Grand Central Publishing. 5/2/2011.

March, Emily. Heartache Falls: An Eternity Springs Novel. Ballantine Books. 4/26/2011. Romance

Marlowe, Mia. Touch of a Thief. Brava. 5/1/2011. Romance

Marshall, Michael. Killer Move. William Morrow & Company. 6/28/2011.

McDuffie, Susan. The Faerie Hills. Five Star (ME). 4/15/2011. Mystery

Merciel, Liane. Heaven's Needle. Pocket Star Books. 4/26/2011. Fantasy

Montefiore, Santa. The Mermaid Garden. Touchstone Books. 5/3/2011.

Noble, Kate. Follow My Lead. Berkley. 5/3/2011. Romance

O'Donohue, Clare. Missing Persons. Plume Books. 5/31/2011. Mystery

Pronzini, Bill. Camouflage. Forge. 6/7/2011. Mystery

Rabasa, George. Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb. Unbridled Books. 4/5/2011.

Richtel, Matt. Devil's Plaything: A Mystery for Idle Minds. Poisoned Pen Press. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Riggs, Cynthia. The Bee Balm Murders. Minotaur Books. 4/26/2011. Mystery

Roffey, Monique. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle. Penguin Books. 4/26/2011.

Ruiz, K.M. Mind Storm. Thomas Dunne Books. 5/10/2011. Sci-Fi

Schwartz, John Burnham. Northwest Corner. Random House. 7/26/2011.

Simon, Clea. Grey Zone. Severn House Publishers. 4/1/2011. Mystery

Skibsrud, Johanna. The Sentimentalists. W.W.Norton & Company. 5/2/2011.

St James, Dorothy. Flowerbed of State. Berkley. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Swanwick, Michael. Dancing with Bears: The Postutopian Adventures of Darger & Surplus. Night Shade Books. 5/17/2011. Sci-Fi

Veselka, Vanessa. Zazen. Red Lemonade. 5/22/2011.

Viets, Elaine. Pumped for Murder: A Dead-End Job Mystery. New American Library. 5/3/2011. Mystery

Warren, Susan May. My Foolish Heart. Tyndale House Publishers. 4/18/2011. Romance

Wildes, Emma. One Whisper Away: Ladies in Waiting. Signet Book. 5/3/2011. Romance

Thursday, June 9, 2011

These are some books

Laugh along with the social satire and silly sketches in Demetri Martin's "This Is a Book."

"Now You See Me," the hot new mystery by S.J. Bolton featuring a Jack the
Ripper copycat has kept book reviewers everywhere up late twisting with the plot.

Lev Grossman's "The Magician King", sequel to "The Magicians" has Quentin and his ennui-ful friends returning to the Narnia inspired land of Fillory and going on what sounds like a Voyage of the Dawn Treader type journey.

The caretaker of the ruined Temple of Apollo and beekeeper Gabrilis Kaloyeros dies in a hit and run on the Greek island of Arcadia. His friend Hermes Diaktoros, "the fat man" is determined to find the killer in Anne Zououdi's "The Taint of Midas." Library Journal says fans of Alexander McCall Smith will love it.

Lots more mysteries and other good reads below.

Albert, Susan Wittig. Mourning Gloria. Berkley Publishing Group. 4/5/2011. Mystery

Asher, Bridget. The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted. Bantam. 3/29/2011.

Barry, Sebastian. On Canaan's Side. Viking Books. 9/8/2011.

Bolton, S.J. Now You See Me. Minotaur Books. 6/7/2011. Mystery

Clare, Alys. The Rose of the World. Severn House Publishers. 7/1/2011. Mystery

Cleverly, Barbara. The Blood Royal: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery. Soho Constable. 9/13/2011. Mystery

Cotterill, Colin. Killed at the Whim of a Hat. Minotaur Books. 7/19/2011. Mytery

Erickson, Carolly. Favored Queen. St. Martin's Press. 9/27/2011.

Evanovich, Janet. Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel. Random House Large Print Publishing. 6/21/2011. Large Print

Fowler, Earlene. Spider Web. Berkley Publishing Group. 5/3/2011. Mystery

George, Kathleen. Hideout. Minotaur Books. 8/16/2011. Mystery

Golden, Christie. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension. Lucas Books. 8/9/2011. Sci-Fi

Gooden, Philip. The Durham Deception. Severn House Publishers. 5/1/2011. Mystery

Grossman, Lev. The Magician King. Viking Books. 8/9/2011. Fantasy

Grozni, Nikolai. Wunderkind. Free Press. 9/6/2011.

Harrison, Cora. Deed of Murder. Severn House Publishers. 11/1/2011. Mystery

Harrison, Cora. Scales of Retribution. Severn House Publishers. 5/1/2011. Mystery

Lancaster, Jen. If You Were Here. New American Library. 5/3/2011.

Martin, Demetri. This Is a Book. Grand Central Publishing. 4/25/2011. Nonfiction.

McCullough, David. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. Simon & Schuster. 5/24/2011. Nonfiction.

Pajer, Bernadette. A Spark of Death: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press. 7/5/2011. Mystery

Patterson, James. 10th Anniversary. Little Brown and Company. 5/2/2011. Large Print

Prcic, Ismet. Shards. Grove Press. 10/4/2011.

Quartey, Kwei J. Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery. Random House Trade. 7/12/2011. Mystery

Raybourn, Deanna. The Dark Enquiry. Mira Books. 6/21/2011.

Ryan, Rex. Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game. Doubleday Books. 5/3/2011. Nonfiction

Scott, Janny. A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother. Riverhead Books. 5/3/2011. Biography

Smith, Anne Easter. Queen by Right. Touchstone Books. 5/10/2011.

Tuck, Lily. I Married You for Happiness. Atlantic Monthly Press. 9/6/2011.

Twain, Shania. From This Moment on. Atria Books. 5/3/2011. Biography

Ulfelder, Steve. Purgatory Chasm. Minotaur Books. 5/10/2011. Mystery

Van Dyke, Dick. My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business: A Memoir. Crown Archetype. 5/3/2011. Biography

Weiss, Jan Merete. These Dark Things. Soho Crime. 5/10/2011. Mystery

White, Betty. If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't). Putnam Adult. 5/3/2011. Biography.

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition. Belknap Press. 4/11/2011.

Wortham, Reavis. The Rock Hole: Red River Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press. 6/7/2011. Mystery

Zouroudi, Anne. The Taint of Midas. Reagan Arthur Books. 7/20/2011. Mystery

Friday, May 13, 2011

Childhood as performance art

The Family Fang is a funny and strange novel about a performance artist couple who raise their children to paticipate in their "art" and warp them in the process. Japanese author, Haruki Murakami's, new book, 1q84, is an homage to George Orwell's 1984. The Leftovers by Tom Perrota tells the story of the people who must learn to cope after being left behind by the Rapture, but it's more comic than tragic, and less about the book of Revelation than about the human condition. Browse through the list, lots of new books by favorite authors appear there!

Barnes, Julian. Pulse: Stories. Knopf Publishing Group. 5/3/2011. Short Stories

Boyd, Noah. The Bricklayer. William Morrow & Company. 2/1/2010.

Brown, Rita Mae. Murder Unleashed. Ballantine Books. 10/4/2011.

Castillo, Linda. Breaking Silence. Minotaur Books. 6/21/2011. Mystery

Child, Lee. The Affair: A Reacher Novel. Delacorte Press. 10/18/2011.

Dams, Jeanne M. A Dark and Stormy Night. Severn House Publishers. 4/1/2011. Mystery

Doctorow, E.L. All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories. Random House. 3/22/2011. Short Stories

Dunmore, Helen. The Betrayal. Grove Press. 9/6/2011.

Estep, Jennifer. Tangled Threads. Pocket Books. 4/26/2011. Fantasy

Frazier, Charles. Nightwoods. Random House. 10/4/2011.

Guterson, David. Ed King. Alfred A. Knopf. 10/18/2011.

Habel, Lia. Dearly, Departed. Del Rey Books. 10/18/2011.

Harrison, Jim. The Great Leader. Grove Press. 10/4/2011.

Hollinghurst, Alan. The Stranger's Child. Knopf Publishing Group. 10/11/2011.

Liss, David. The Darkening Green. Random House. 10/11/2011.

Meyer, Deon. Trackers. Atlantic Monthly Press. 9/6/2011.

Murakami, Haruki. 1q84. Knopf Publishing Group. 10/25/2011.

Nesser, Hakan. The Inspector and Silence: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery. Pantheon Books. 6/14/2011. Mystery

Ondaatje, Michael. The Cat's Table. Knopf Publishing Group. 10/4/2011.

Pelecanos, George. The Cut. Little Brown and Company. 8/1/2011. Mystery

Perrotta, Tom. Leftovers. St. Martin's Press. 8/30/2011.

Perry, Anne. A Christmas Homecoming. Ballantine Books. 10/25/2011.

Poole, Sara. Borgia Betrayal. St. Martin's Griffin. 6/7/2011.

Reece, Gordon. Mice. Viking Books. 8/18/2011.

Reichs, Kathy. Flash and Bones. Scribner Book Company. 8/23/2011.

Schlesak, Dieter. Druggist of Auschwitz. Farrar Straus Giroux. 4/26/2011.

Smith, Wilbur. Those in Peril. Thomas Dunne Books. 5/10/2011.

Weir, Ian. Daniel O'Thunder. Douglas & McIntyre. 4/1/2011. New A Pab

Wilson, Kevin. The Family Fang. Ecco Press. 8/9/2011.

Wolff, Isabel. The Very Picture of You. Bantam. 10/4/2011.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Book Popularity Contest

Wondering what books are hot at Schlow right now? Would you like something to read while you're waiting for your request to come in?
By the way, did you know that we order another copy of a book for every three requests that we receive?

The most requested books this week and some suggested books you might also like are:

1. Toys by James Patterson. You might also like Gone for Good by Harlan Coben.

2. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. You might also like The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky.

3. Smokin Seventeen by Janet Evanovich. You might also like Bubbles Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer.

4. Live Wire by Harlan Coben. You might also like Now and Then by Robert Parker.


6. The Fifth Witness by by Michael Connelly. You might also like Dark Justice by William Bernhardt.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello Book X, meet Book Y

Introductions all around for these books that remind reviewers of similar books.
Minding Ben by Victoria Brown is being marketed as "The Nanny Diaries meets The Help."
Conquistadora by Esmerelda Santiago is a big colorful saga set on a Caribbean sugar plantation. Publisher's Weekly calls it the "Puerto Rican Gone with the Wind." 
If you're getting excited for next week's release of the movie based on Water for Elephants, you might enjoy circus-themed The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin. It's about a little person who stars in one of P.T. Barnum's famous attractions.
There's early buzz for Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, screenwriter of Fanboys. It's the adventure of a geeky kid searching for a real treasure in a virtual world. The blurbs from fantasy and sci-fi authors describe it as a dystopian novel combined with 80's nostalgia, and of course, Warner Brothers is planning to turn it into a movie. Ready Player One is being described as "a blend of Avatar, The Matrix and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and also "Tron meets the Nintendo Kid."

Let me also allow you to make the aquaintance of these other books just added to our collection:

Anam, Tahmima. The Good Muslim. Harper. 8/1/2011.

Andrews, Donna. Real Macaw. Minotaur Books. 7/19/2011. Mystery

Armstrong, Kelley. Spell Bound. Dutton Books. 7/26/2011. Fantasy

Balogh, Mary. The Secret Mistress. Delacorte Press. 7/12/2011. Romance

Balzo, Sandra. Running on Empty. Severn House Publishers. 4/1/2011. Mystery

Benjamin, Melanie. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Delacorte Press. 7/26/2011.

Berry, Steve. The Jefferson Key. Ballantine Books. 5/17/2011.

Box, C.J. Back of Beyond. Minotaur Books. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Brockovich, Erin. Rock Bottom. Vanguard Press. 3/1/2011.

Brown, Victoria. Minding Ben. Hyperion Books. 4/12/2011.

Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One. Crown Publishing Group (NY). 8/16/2011. Sci-Fi

Cook, Claire. Best Staged Plans. Hyperion Books. 6/7/2011.

Cox, Josephine. Blood Brothers. William Morrow Paperbacks. 8/1/2011.

Deaver, Jeffery. Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel. Simon & Schuster. 6/14/2011.

Duncan, Glen. The Last Werewolf. Knopf Publishing Group. 7/12/2011.

Dunn, Matthew. Spycatcher. William Morrow & Company. 8/9/2011.

Edwards, Martin. The Hanging Wood. Poisoned Pen Press. 4/5/2011. Mystery

Garwood, Julie. The Ideal Man. Dutton Books. 8/9/2011. Romance

Geda, Fabio. In the Sea There Are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari. Doubleday Books. 8/9/2011.

Griffin, W.E.B. Victory and Honor. Putnam Adult. 8/9/2011.

Griffiths, Elly. The House at Sea's End. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 1/12/2012. Mystery

Hadley, Tessa. The London Train. Harper Perennial. 6/1/2011.

Hayes, Jonathan. A Hard Death. Harper. 4/1/2011.

Heley, Veronica. False Money. Severn House Publishers. 3/1/2011. Mystery

Hill, Reginald. The Woodcutter (First Ustion). Harper. 8/1/2011.

Jacobson, Douglas W. The Katyn Order. McBooks Press. 5/1/2011.

Jance, J.A. Betrayal of Trust: A J.P. Beaumont Novel. William Morrow & Company. 8/1/2011.

Juby, Susan. Home to Woefield. Harper. 3/1/2011.

Kennedy, Douglas. The Moment. Atria Books. 5/3/2011.

Kingsbury, Karen. Leaving. Zondervan. 3/22/2011.

LaHaye, Tim. Thunder of Heaven: A Joshua Jordan Novel. Zondervan. 6/28/2011.

Levien, David. Thirteen Million Dollar Pop: A Frank Behr Novel. Doubleday Books. 8/9/2011.

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragon's Time: Dragonriders of Pern. Del Rey Books. 6/28/2011. Fantasy

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Dog Who Came in from the Cold: A Corduroy Mansions Novel. Pantheon Books. 6/21/2011.

McCleary, Carol. The Illusion of Murder. Forge. 4/12/2011. Mystery

McNamara, Frances. Death at Pullman. Allium Press. 3/15/2011. Mystery

Polansky, Daniel. Low Town. Doubleday Books. 8/16/2011. Fantasy

Preston, Douglas J. Cold Vengeance. Grand Central Publishing. 8/2/2011.

Ratzinger, Joseph. Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Ignatius Press. 3/10/2011. Nonfiction

Robards, Karen. Justice. Gallery Press. 7/19/2011. Romance

Santiago, Esmeralda. Conquistadora. Knopf Publishing Group. 7/12/2011.

Schulman, Helen. This Beautiful Life. Harper. 8/1/2011.

Simon, Clea. Dogs Don't Lie. Poisoned Pen Press. 4/5/2011. Mystery

Spencer, Sally. Echoes of the Dead. Severn House Publishers. 3/1/2011. Mystery

Unger, Lisa. Darkness, My Old Friend. Crown Publishing Group (NY). 8/2/2011.

Wiggs, Susan. The Goodbye Quilt. Mira Books. 3/29/2011. Romance