Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Swimsuit (Hardcover)

by James Patterson James Patterson (Author)
A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels's parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter. Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Dog's Life (Paperback)

by Peter Mayle
After so many books by our two-legged best friends that try to decipher our secret lives, it's so nice to have someone of our kind tell it like it really is. A dog's life can be very a good one indeed, especially if you are as lucky as the hero of our story to find an aimable human companion like Mayle, author of A Year in Provence and Hotel Pastis. In this charming, if at times too cutsey, memoir, Boy, a shaggy but highly intelligent canine of mysterious lineage, recounts his humble beginnings with his 12 siblings, his abandonment by his mother and later by his unpleasant owner, and his wanderings through the Provencal countryside until he is adopted by the Mayles an event also recounted in Toujours Provence. Judging from Edward Koren's drawings, what Boy lacks in devasting good looks is made up by his plucky personality.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The China Study

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health

by T. Colin Campbell PhD (Author), Thomas M. Campbell II (Author)
This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Referred to as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that enjoy widespread popularity in the West. The impact of the politics of nutrition and the efforts of special interest groups on the creation and dissemination of public information on nutrition are also discussed.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hardcover South of Broad

by Pat Conroy (Author)
They come from all walks of life, from the privileged homes of the aristocracy, from an orphanage, from a broken home where an alcoholic mother and her twins live in fear of a murderous father, from the home of public high school’s first black football coach, and from the home of the same school’s principal. The group’s fulcrum, Leopold Bloom King, second son of an ex-nun Joyce scholar, who is also the school’s principal, and a science-teacher father, is just climbing out of childhood mental illness after having discovered his handsome, popular, athletic, scholarly older brother dead from suicide.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Twilight Saga Collection BOX SET

By Author: Stephenie Meyer
This beautiful and stunning set, complete with all four hardcover books as well as four collectible prints, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story. About the Author Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona. Stephenie is the author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Scarecrow

by Michael Connelly (Author)
Former Los Angeles Times crime reporter Connelly has said that his goal in writing The Scarecrow was to come up with a story “that would be a thriller first and a torch song to the newspaper business second.” He succeeds on both counts. By bringing back Jack McEvoy, the reporter star of The Poet (1996), and by beginning the novel with McEvoy downsized from his job as crime reporter for the Times, Connelly puts both plotlines in gear. McEvoy, determined to go out with guns blazing, plans on writing a story about how poverty turns a 16-year-old into a killer, but he quickly learns that the kid’s confession is bogus.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)

by Stephenie Meyer (Author)
Key Phrases: immortal children, entire guard, South America, Edward Cullen, Jacob BlackGreat.
Love stories thrive on sacrifice in the Breaking Dawn. Throughout The Twilight Saga Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer has emulated great love stories Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights with the fated, In Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final installment in the series, Bella’s story plays out in some unexpected ways. The ongoing conflicts that made this series so compelling a human girl in love with a vampire, a werewolf in love with a human girl, the generations-long feud between werewolves and vampires resolve pretty quickly, apparently so that Meyer could focus on Bella’s latest opportunity for self-sacrifice giving her life for someone she loves even more than Edward.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle)

by Mary Ann Shaffer (Author), Annie Barrows (Author)The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton nom de plume Izzy Bickerstaff writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath. The occasionally contrived letters jump from incident to incident including the formation of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while Guernsey was under German occupation and person to person in a manner that feels disjointed. When Guernsey farmer Dawsey Adams finds Juliet's name in a used book and invites articulate and not so articulate neighbors to write Juliet with their stories, the book's epistolary circle widens, putting Juliet back in the path of war stories.

The Lost Symbol

by Dan Brown (Author)
The Lost Symbol is a brilliant and compelling thriller. Dan Brown’s prodigious talent for storytelling, infused with history, codes and intrigue, is on full display in this new book. This is one of the most anticipated publications in recent history, and it was well worth the wait,” said Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Shack - Paperback

Author Name: William P. Young
The Shack cuts through the cliches of both religion and bad writing to reveal something compelling and beautiful about life's integral dance with the Divine. The Shack is a one of a kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. This book has the potential to do for our generations.

Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto - Hardcover

Author Name: Mark R. Levin

Liberty and Tyranny Book provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society. Liberty and Tyranny is Mark R. Levin's clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century.

Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes

Author Name: Lifetime Television
Cook Yourself Thin keeps it simple with easy instructions and fun recipes you'll want to make again and again. Cook Yourself Thin is a healthy, delicious way to drop a dress size without all the gimmicks. Cook Yourself Thin is not a fad diet. It gives skinny alternatives to your cravings. There's never enough time to cook.