Featured Titles 2009
New titles - selected on the basis of good reviews.
Nonfiction, fiction and mystery titles are included on these lists. Books
for kids and teens (fiction and nonfiction) are also sometimes listed.
Author: Karr, Mary
$ 25.99 ISBN: 9780060596989 Date: 2009
Karr pens the long-awaited sequel to the beloved and bestselling The Liars' Club in her memoir about a self-professed blackbelt sinner's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness, and her astonishing resurrection.
Author: Doctorow, Cory
$ 24.99 ISBN: 9780765312792 Date: 2009
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of Little Brother comes this tale of two friends who invent things--including entirely new economic systems. Together, they transform the country, and a journalist-turned-blogger is there to document it all.
- A Friend of the Family
Author: Grodstein, Lauren
$ 23.95 ISBN: 9781565129160 Date: 2009
Grodstein delivers a riveting story in the tradition of The Ice Storm, American Beauty, and Little Children, charting a father's fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.
- Too Much Happiness
Author: Munro, Alice
$ 25.95 ISBN: 9780307269768 Date: 2009
Booklist PW Kirkus
With clarity and ease, Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.
- The Big Wake Up
Author: Coggins, Mark
$ 14.95/24.95 ISBN: 9781606480564/9781606480557 Date: 2009
Flirting ends in tragedy for San Francisco private eye August Riordan when a beautiful university student from Buenos Aires is shot. After a harrowing chase involving a cable car, he catches the man responsible, but that is only the beginning.
- Dial H for Hitchcock: CeCe Caruso
Author: Kandel, Susan
$ 13.99 ISBN: 9780061826672 Date: 2009
Cece Caruso--mystery biographer extraordinaire, vintage clothing enthusiast, and part-time sleuth--is in freefall. First, she calls off her wedding, for reasons even she can't explain. Second, her newest biography (of Alfred Hitchcock) is way past due.
- The Long Division
Author: Nikitas, Derek
$ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312363987 Date: 2009
From the Edgar-nominated author of Pyres comes the story of an Atlanta housecleaner who makes a desperate attempt to locate the teenage son she had given up for adoption. But mother and son soon find themselves ensnared in a deadly game of murder and deceit.
- Broken Jewel
Author: Robbins, David L.
$ 25 ISBN: 9781416590583 Date: 2009
Set against the backdrop of the Los Banos prison raid--one of the most daring episodes of World War II--Broken Jewel tells a powerful story of war, love, and survival .
Suggested Reading: Historical Crime Fiction
Author: Cashore, Kristin
$ 17.99 ISBN: 9780803734616 Date: 2009
Kirkus Horn Book SLJ PW
Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the acclaimed Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in the previous book. This story features a girl named Fire, whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.