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A Novel of Political Ambition

Run
By Ann Patchett

Maisie Dobbs is Back!

An Incomplete Revenge
by Jacqueline Winspear

The Edge of Desire: A Bastion Club Novel by Stephanie Laurens

The Edge of Desire is the sixth novel in a seven book series tied together by a retreat called the  Bastion Club. The author is Stephanie Laurens Set after the Battle of Waterloo, these returning soldiers are all veterans of what today would be MI5 or the CIA.   All the members inherited titles during the Napoleonic Wars and have returned to take up their familial duties which includes finding a bride among the English Ton.  However the Bastion Club gentlemen are beginning to think it was easier fighting the French then it is finding the right girl for them.  Love and danger, spies and mystery set the stage for these historic romance novels.  Read and Enjoy!

Night of Thunder: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter

 

     Night of Thunder is the fifth novel in the Bob Lee Swagger series by Stephen Hunter. {The first novel in the series Point of Impact was recently made into the movie Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg.}  Bob Lee Swagger is a former Marine Gunnery Sergeant who served three tours in Vietnam as a sniper.  Night of Thunder begins when his grown daughter Nikki, a newspaper reporter, is forced off the road in eastern Tennessee and seriously injuried, right before a major NASCAR event.  The more Bob Lee looks into the events of that night, the more it looks less like an accident and more like attempted murder.  Who is hunting Nikki? Is it someone from Bob Lee's past or is this killer after Nikki because of her work? Read and enjoy! 

Once Upon an Island

A host of colorful and endearing characters native to the British island of Guernsey help make The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society a delight to read. This first novel from Mary Ann Shaffer (with assistance from her niece, children’s author Annie Barrows), which is written as a series of letters, unfolds when writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from Guernsey resident and literature enthusiast Dawsey Adams, who wonders where he might find books by British essayist Charles Lamb. As Juliet’s correspondence with Dawsey develops, she learns enough about the island and its people that she decides to make them the subject of her next book. She eventually travels to Guernsey and gains the trust and friendship of many of the islanders, who share their personal accounts of the recent German occupation of the island. Those stories, and the people who share them, will change Juliet’s life forever.

The Heretic's Daughter

From first-time author Kathleen Kent comes The Heretic's Daughter, a fictionalized yet darkly realistic account of the last two years of the author's direct ancestor Martha Carrier, who was accused as a witch and hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, on Aug. 19, 1692. Told from the perspective of Martha's daughter Sarah, recounting this period of her childhood in a letter to her granddaughter, the story is as riveting as it is horrifying. Jealousy, resentment, anger, and, most notably, fear and ignorance, contributed to the arrests and imprisonments of more than 150 individuals accused of witchcraft or defending those who were. Ultimately, 19 men and women were hanged, condemned not only by a jury but also by family members forced to testify against them. The author spent five years researching this book, including visiting many of the sites described in the story and reading first-hand accounts from court records.

A Las Vegas Coming-of- Age Tale

Made in the U.S.A.
by Billie Letts

When Lutie and Fate McFee find themselves with no real place to call home, they head for Las Vegas in search of their father. The duo find themselves living on the streets, however, moving between casinos, dirty hotels, and their broken down car.

New Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Non-Fiction Book Discussion Starts! September 11, 2008, Thursday at 7 P.M. in the Conference Room. If you love reading non-fiction or just want to try something different join our new discussion group. This is the start up meeting and will be devoted to sharing plans and ideas for the group. You can pick up the book for the October meeting at this time.

Two Books for End of Summer Reading!

Death of a Gentle Lady
M.C. Beaton

The Killing Ground
Jack Higgins

The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry

Retired covert agent Cotton Malone becomes entangled in an international web of mysteries that quickly pulls the reader in and doesn't let go until the last page.