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.