Our Acquisitions Department has informed me that we have received some new titles for our Bestseller Collection. The Bestseller Collection is the collection of recreational reading materials we have located in the library's second floor reading room. It's in the two shelves near the glass partition.
The new books this month are as follows. Book descriptions are provided by the Acquisitions Department; I added the call numbers from the library catalog:
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. When former CIA agent Jack Morgan inherits his father's detective business, it comes with a heavy caseload. There's an NFL gambling scandal, 18 unsolved schoolgirl slayings, and the murder of his best friend's wife. Closing in on a killer, he must navigate a workplace situation that could blow the roof off the agency. Call number PS 3566 .A822 P75 2010.
by Justin Cronin, Amy became a test subject in a secret government experiment that went awry when other subjects broke out, carrying a deadly virus with them. When Amy escaped, she was rescued by an FBI agent who hid her in the hills. Could she be the same girl who walked out of the wilderness 100 years later, mute and traumatized, with no voice or memory? Call number PS 3553 .R542 P37 2010.
House of Reckoning: A Novel
by John Saul. Sarah Crane grew up in a foster home after being seriously injured by her alcoholic father. Because of her limp, she doesn't make friends easily. Bettina Phillips, the art teacher at Warwick High School, recognizes Sarah's artistic talent and offers to help her develop it. When she enters the teacher's home, which was once the home of the warden of a prison for the Insane, she mysteriously feels compelled to paint recreations of crimes committed by the prison's former inmates. Call number PS 3569 .A787 H68 2009.
61 Hours: A Reacher Novel
by Lee Child, Following a bus accident Reacher finds himself in a small South Dakota town where the police are trying to convict a crime ring boss, with the help of a single witness. The cops hire Reacher to protect the witness. As a winter storm pummels the town, he finds himself in a struggle between order and chaos. Call number PS 3553 .H4838 A614 2010.
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage
by Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert, who had survived a horrific divorce, vowed to never remarry. When she met and fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship, they mutually agreed on that. Then providence intervened in the form of the U.S. government, which--after detaining Felipe at an American border crossing--gave the couple a choice: they could get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. With wit, intelligence and compassion, she shares what she learned about the institution of marriage. This is a follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love
. Call number HQ 834 .G48 2010.
Sh*t My Dad Says
by Justin Halpern. This book is the basis for the upcoming television show starring William Shatner. Call number PN 6231 .F37 H35 2010.
Spider Bones: A Novel
by Kathy Reichs. A perplexing death in Quebec occupies Dr. Temperance Brennan in Reichs's fine 13th novel featuring the forensic anthropologist (after 206 Bones). The fingerprints of a man who died during autoerotic asphyxiation indicate that the deceased is John Charles Lowery of North Carolina, but Lowery supposedly died in Vietnam in 1968. Unsurprisingly, Lowery's father is reluctant to allow Brennan to reopen old family wounds, but she's determined to find out who's buried in Lowery's grave if Lowery died in Quebec. Brennan heads to Hawaii to seek the help of an old friend at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), whose mission is to find the remains of American war dead and bring them home. But instead of clarifying matters, Brennan's investigation only raises more questions, including parallel inquiries into a series of shark attacks and escalating island gang violence. Reichs, who once again uses her own scientific knowledge to enhance a complex plot and continually developing characters, delivers a whopper of a final twist. Call number: PS 3568 .E476345 S65 2010B.
The Acquisitions Department would like our readers to know that if they have any suggestions for books and authors that can be added to the Bestseller Collection that they can send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org