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July Additions to the Bestsellers Collection

Need something to read over the summer? Here are some recent additions to our Bestsellers Collection you may like: If you are in the mood for some fiction, try one of these:
  • Joe Pickett returns to investigate the death of an elk hunter in C.J. Box's latest Blood Trail. Could the culprit be an antihunting activist, or is there a serial killer on the loose? Read the latest from the author that Booklist praised as "a master at working New West issues into his stories." (Call number PS 3552 .O87658 B58 2008).
  • How bad can a vacation get? When Anne takes her three children on a sailing trip, she finds herself with a daughter wanting to drown herself, a son high on drugs, and another one who is pretty much catatonic. And that's just before catastrophe happens in James Patterson's Sail (Call number PS3566 .A822 S25 2008).
  • From the bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, comes a new tale of three best friends seeking to change their lives. Two of them make a resolution they vow to carry out within a year. Will they make it? Find out in Laura Weisberger's new novel Chasing Harry Winston (Call number PS 3623 .E453 C48 2008).
  • Jack Reacher, ex-military policeman, returns in Lee Child's new novel Nothing to Lose (Call number PS3553 .H4838 N67 2008). And all the trouble starts because he stops in a small town for a cup of coffee. What he discovers is a conspiracy related to the Iraq War and an apocalyptic sect. People Magazine praises Lee Child's work as "explosive and nearly impossible to put down."
  • If you want a thriller with a bit of a technological twist, you may want to read Jeffrey Deaver's new novel The Broken Window (Call number PS3554 .E1755 B76 2008). Lincoln Rhyme returns; this time, he is confronting a homicidal psychopath who is using data mining to find his victims and to frame innocent people for crimes they did not commit.
  • Still in the mood for a thriller? Try John Connolly's new tale The Reapers (Call number PR 6053 .O48645 R43 2008). In a small, southern town, a young boy is witness to a horrible crime. Years later, he is being chased by an assassin. Booklist says about this book that "veteran crime fans will want to savor every note-perfect word."
  • John Hart follows up his debut novel, The King of Lies, with a new tale of complicated family ties in Down River (Call number PS 3608 .A78575 D68 2007). Adam Chase was arrested of a crime five years ago based on testimony from his stepmother. He is acquitted, but people in town pretty much think he did it. Now to honor the request of a friend, he is back in town.
  • Elvis Cole cleared a man of murder a few years back. Now, the man is found dead, and Elvis Cole is the one on trial in Robert Crais's new crime thriller Chasing Darkness (Call number PS 3553 .R264 C47 2008).
  • Tom Rob Smith gives us a glimpse of horrors in Stalinist Russia in his new novel Child 44 (Call number PR 6119 .M586 C48 2008). There is a serial killer of children on the loose, and the state will not admit there is a problem. Publishers' Weekly gave this debut novel set in 1953 Russia a starred review.
If you feel like some nonfiction instead, here are some recent additions:
  • David Sedaris has a new essay collection out entitled When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Call number PS3569 .E314 W48 2008). What do you when you want to make coffee and the water is shut off? If you are David Sedaris, you might consider using the water from a flower vase. Read this and more in this new collection.
  • Richard Preston brings readers a collection of articles and essays about killer viruses and other science investigations in Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science (Call number RC81 .P856 2008). These essays, previously published in The New Yorker, cover topics such as a genome that makes people eat themselves, a profile of a genetic mapper, and the story of two Russian brothers who build a supercomputer in their apartment from parts ordered by mail.
  • Edward Dolnick brings us a story of art crimes in The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century (Call number ND 1662 .M43 D65 2008). Some say it reads like a World War II thriller, but it is a true tale where a mediocre painter almost fooled the world that his paintings were those of the great Vermeer.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner and Texas native author Larry McMurtry brings us a memoir of books and reading. In his new work, Books: A Memoir (Call number PS 3563 .A319 Z46 2008 ). the writer takes readers on a journey to pursue a passion for books and reading with charm and good humor.
  • Elissa Wall gives us a story that is very timely. Learn how she escaped from a polygamous sect in Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Triumphing over Warren Jeffs (Call number BX 8695 .W312 A3 2008).
  • And in another book with a timely topic, financier George Soros looks at the economy and the credit crisis in his new book The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means (Call number HB 3722 .S673 2008).
Remember that you can browse and find these and other bestsellers in the reading room area of the library.
Published by root on 14 Jul

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