Books Just Ordered

Friday, February 24, 2012

Favorite authors and bizarre plots

Our latest book order has a baseball novel by John Grisham, the next in the Murder 101 series by Maggie Barbieri, the conclusion of Gail Carringer's steampunk/paranormal Parasol Protectorate series, no. 11 in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club and more books by popular authors.

Now for the bizarre plots:
In Taft 2012 by Jason Heller, William Howard Taft completely disappears in 1912, reappears on the White House lawn 100 years later and ends up running for president as a third party candidate. Perfect for the election year, this satirical novel examines how politics has changed over the last century and how we might reclaim some of our past in order to move forward.

Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot imagines the age of FUS (the second word is up and the 1st and 3rd are obscenities), a hallucinogenic, post-apocolypic world where people are connected to a medical internet where they can download hormones and enzymes wirelessly, but also allows their systems to get hacked by DJs who turn them into robots and force them to watch reality tv. The main character is an Olympic medal-winning dishwasher who has been instructed by his future brain to write a book that will be read by the Last Dude. Reviewers call the book crazy, original and funny.

Find more books, for many different tastes, below.    

Andrews, Ilona. Fate's Edge. Ace Books. 11/29/2011. Fantasy

Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker's Lullaby. Putnam Adult. 5/1/2012.

Balogh, Mary. The Proposal. Delacorte Press. 5/1/2012. Romance

Barbieri, Maggie. Physical Education.(Murder 101 Mysteries) Minotaur Books. 11/22/2011. Mystery

Bennett, Alan. Smut: Stories. Picador USA. 1/3/2012.

Bond, Larry. Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shock of War. Forge. 1/3/2012.

Boudinot, Ryan. Blueprints of the Afterlife. Grove Press. 1/3/2012.

Bradford, Barbara Taylor. Letter from a Stranger. St. Martin's Press. 3/27/2012.

Burrowes, Grace. Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish. Sourcebooks Casablanca. 10/4/2011. Romance

Burrowes, Grace. The Soldier. Sourcebooks Casablanca. 6/1/2011. Romance

Burton, Mary. Before She Dies. Zebra Books. 2/1/2012.

Carriger, Gail. Timeless. Orbit. 3/1/2012.

Deveraux, Jude. Moonlight in the Morning. Pocket Star Books. 12/27/2011. Romance

Eccles, Marjorie. Broken Music. Minotaur Books. 11/22/2011. Mystery

Eden, Cynthia. Angel of Darkness. Brava. 12/1/2011. Romance

Edwards, Louisa. Some Like It Hot. St. Martin's Press. 11/29/2011. Romance

Estep, Jennifer. Spider's Revenge. Pocket Books. 9/27/2011. Fantasy

Evans, Chris. Ashes of a Black Frost. Gallery Books. 10/18/2011. Fantasy

Fitzhugh, Bill. Exterminators: An Assassin Bug Thriller. Poisoned Pen Press. 1/3/2012. Mystery

Fluke, Joanne. Cinnamon Roll Murder. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 3/1/2012. Mystery

Freethy, Barbara. Garden of Secrets. Pocket Star Books. 9/20/2011. Romance

Giardina, Anthony. Norumbega Park. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1/31/2012.

Gideon, Nancy. Hunter of Shadows. Pocket Books. 11/29/2011. Romance

Goodman, Jo. A Place Called Home. Zebra Books. 12/1/2011. Romance

Graham, Heather. The Unseen. Mira Books. 3/27/2012.

Grisham, John. Calico Joe. Doubleday Books. 4/10/2012.

Hamilton, Laurell K. Kiss the Dead. Berkley Publishing Group. 6/5/2012.

Hanson, Victor Davis. The End of Sparta. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 10/11/2011.

Heller, Jason. Taft 2012. Quirk Books. 1/17/2012.

Hornby, Simonetta Agnello. The Nun. Europa Editions. 12/27/2011.

Jama-Everett, Ayize. The Liminal People. Small Beer Press. 1/10/2012. Sci-Fi

James, Bill. I Am Gold. Countryman Press. 12/5/2011. Mystery

Kay, Francesca. The Translation of the Bones. Scribner Book Company. 1/3/2012.

Kovacs, Ed. Storm Damage. Minotaur Books. 12/6/2011. Mystery

Leon, Donna. Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery. Atlantic Monthly Press. 4/3/2012. Mystery

Luckett, Jacqueline E. Passing Love. Grand Central Publishing. 1/25/2012.

McDonald, Craig. El Gavilan. Tyrus Books. 12/18/2011.

McGivering, Jill. The Last Kestrel. HarperCollins UK. 1/1/2012.

Michaels, Kasey. A Midsummer Night's Sin. Harlequin Books. 11/22/2011. Romance

Patterson, James. 11th Hour. Little Brown and Company. 5/7/2012.

Perini, Robin. In Her Sights. Montlake Romance. 11/29/2011. Romance

Rash, Ron. The Cove. Ecco Press. 4/10/2012.

Robinson, Kim Stanley. 2312 (Firsttion). Orbit. 5/22/2012. Sci-Fi

Russell, Paul. The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov. Cleis Press. 11/8/2011.

Saer, Juan Jose. Scars. Open Letter. 12/13/2011.

Sandford, John. Stolen Prey. Putnam Adult. 5/15/2012.

Shapiro, Alan. Broadway Baby. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 1/24/2012.

Smith, Brad. Red Means Run. Scribner Book Company. 1/10/2012. Mystery

Solomita, Stephen. Angel Face. Severn House Publishers. 11/1/2011.

Stanton, Steve. The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation. ECW Press.
9/1/2010. Sci-Fi

Stein, Leigh. The Fallback Plan. Melville House Publishing. 1/3/2012.

Sturges, P. G. Tribulations of the Shortcut Man. Scribner Book Company. 2/7/2012.

Szalay, David. Spring. Graywolf Press. 1/17/2012.

Terenzio, Rosemarie. Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss. Gallery Books. 1/24/2012. Biography

Trigiani, Adriana. The Shoemaker's Wife. Harper. 4/3/2012.

Weber, David. How Firm a Foundation. Tor Books. 9/13/2011. Sci-Fi

Woodman, Richard. Ship for the King. Severn House Publishers. 11/1/2011.

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