Friday, September 16, 2011

New Books for September


Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson & Marshall Karp. When a young man finds a bag of diamonds, he gets the attention of the major assassin, the Ghost, and a rival assassin who wants the Ghost gone forever.

Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs. A turbocharged case unfolds for the forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in the series behind the show Bones.

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer. The first volume of the Clifton Chronicles tells the story of one family across generations and oceans.

The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind. A return to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell, in a tale of a new threat to their world.

Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Devastated by the murder of his wife, Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast seeks retribution.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. A woman's gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles with her own past.


In My Time by Dick Cheney & Liz Cheney. The former vice president opens up about his life and nearly four decades at the core of American politics.

1493 by Charles C. Mann. Picking up where 1491 left off, the author says that ecological encounters since Columbus have affected much of subsequent human history.


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.  When Clay Jenkins receives a box containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends the night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente.  Twelve year old September’s ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman, the new and fickle Marguess from the enchanted woods.

Penalty by Mal Peet.  Paul Faustino, known as the best soccer journalist in the business, reluctantly investigates the disappearance of eighteen year old Ricardo, a soccer prodigy known as El Brujito, while in alternate chapters a slave in old San Juan becomes a powerful voodoo priest.


The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur by Cheryl Bardoe.  In this take on The Ugly Duckling, a tyrannosaurus rex is hatched in a nest of ducklings. Includes facts about dinosaurs.

Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano.  Madeline and the other orphans of the vine covered house in Paris spend Easter at the White House visiting with the President's daughter.

Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald.  When a puppy, who is being trained as a police dog, goes missing, third grader Judy forms a detective agency to solve the mystery, imitating her literary heroine, Nancy Drew.

Meet Marie Grace by Sarah Masters Buckey.  Marie Grace Gardner, a doctor's daughter who has just returned to her native New Orleans in 1853, makes friends with Cécile Rey, whose prosperous family are free people of color, and is persuaded to change places with her at separate Mardi Gras balls.

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