Friday, April 13, 2012

New Best Sellers for April


Calico Joe by John Grisham. Follows the divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard hitting Mets pitcher.

The Witness by Nora Roberts.  A brand new novel and a stunning new heroine from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods. When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protege, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case and an old one comes back to haunt him, he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes. . . and plan new ones.

Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis. Four friends in Monte Carlo for a luxurious girls’ vacation find themselves in prison, accused of a crime.

Betrayal by Danielle Steel. A happy and successful Hollywood director discovers that someone is embezzling large sums of her money.

Stay Close by Harlan Coban. A disappearance in Atlantic City brings together three frustrated people whose lives were once connected.

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. The children of a man who studies wolves must make difficult decisions when he is seriously injured in an accident.

Kill Shot by Vince Flynn. A CIA. superagent hunting down perpetrators of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing, finds himself caught in a dangerous trap.

The Thief by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Isaac Bell tries to save scientists from German spies.

Force of Nature by C J Box. A commander from Nate Romanowski’s old black ops military unit attacks Nate by going after his friend Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden, and his family.


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions. 

Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts by Stacy Cordery. In celebration of the Girl Scouts' centennial, this biography is a salute to its maverick founder. Born at the start of the Civil War, Juliette Gordon Low grew up in Georgia, where she struggled to reconcile being a good Southern belle with her desire to run barefoot through the fields. Her search for a greater purpose ended when she met Robert Baden-Powell, war hero, adventurer, and founder of the Boy Scouts. Captivated with his program, She aimed to instill the same useful skills and moral values in young girls, with an emphasis on fun. She imported the Boy Scouts' sister organization, the Girl Guides, to Savannah in 1912.

Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, as You've Never Seen Him by Glenn Beck. Combines biography and George Washington's writings with the author's own insights and comments to assert that Washington's beliefs and values are especially important to remember as the 2012 election approaches.

The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life of Rachel Beer, Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer by Eilat Negev. Documents the rise and fall of the Victorian era newspaper heiress and social crusader, tracing how she assumed the editorship of two Sunday newspapers and promoted revolutionary social causes before family disputes forced her into isolation.


Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Seventeen year old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

Zombies Vs Unicorns by Holly Black. Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Nineteen year old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.


Pinkalicious and the Pink Hat Parade by Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious and her brother Peter compete to see who can make the best hat for their town's annual hat parade, but although they both work hard on their hats, Peter's suffers some unforeseen problems.

The Cameo Necklace: A Cecile Mystery by Evelyn Coleman. Eleven year old Cécile Rey searches through many corners of 1854 New Orleans seeking a necklace, borrowed from her Tante Tay, that disappeared as she was exiting a crowded showboat. Includes facts about the 1850s.

1 comment:

  1. a bigger fan of his legal genre, I have read them all. I will also admit that I have not loved some of John's books. But then there's Calico Joe.
    If I were John Grisham and I had to choose just one book to reflect my writer's life, what I stood for and how I wanted to be remembered, I would choose Calico Joe. It is heartfelt, personal, universal, human, well-written and--most important--a great story. It is a home run.