New Adult Books @ Southern Peaks Public Library

March 2010


1000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets

Contributor(s): Novak, Jamie (Author)

No-fail organizing tips from the founder of Clutterproofing products.

BISAC Categories: House & Home | Cleaning & Caretaking


The Adamantine Palace

Contributor(s): Deas, Stephen (Author)

A "remarkable debut" ("Locus") from the "new Dragon Lord in town" (Gareth Wilson, Falcata Times). The power of the Realms depends on its dragons. With their terrifying natures, they are ridden by the aristocracy and bred for hunting and war. But as dangerous political maneuverings threaten the complacency of the empire, a single dragon has gone missing. And even that one dragon-returned to its full intelligence and fury-could spell disaster for the Realms...

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Fantasy | Epic


Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting (Green)

Contributor(s): Starmore, Alice (Author)

A noted designer from the region of Scotland's Fair Isle explores the history and techniques of this distinctive, stranded-color knitting style and provides copious illustrated instructions for 14 original knitwear designs.

BISAC Categories: Crafts & Hobbies | Needlework | Knitting


Angelology

Contributor(s): Trussoni, Danielle (Author)

Rich in history and wondrously conceived, "Angelology" blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus, and the Miltonic visions of "Paradise Lost" into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Thrillers


The Aqua Net Diaries: Big Hair, Big Dreams, Small Town (Original)

Contributor(s): Niven, Jennifer (Author)

The author of the critically acclaimed Arctic exploration books "The Ice Master" and "Ada Blackjack" tackles her most harrowing expedition of all--high school.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography | Women


As Sure as the Dawn #3 (Repkg-2)

Contributor(s): Rivers, Francine (Author)

Atretes, a German barbarian who has won his freedom in the Roman arena, finds his life changed forever by an encounter with a young Christian woman. Atretes vows to move heaven and earth to find his son--the baby he thought was dead, and take him back to Germany. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the Christian widow who has cared for the child since his birth.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Christian | Romance/Historical


Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today

Contributor(s): Kingry, Judi (Editor); Devine, Lauren (Editor)

A comprehensive guide to safe canning and preserving at home includes instructions for beginners, tips for experienced cooks, and 400 recipes written by experts from a company specializing in home canning.

BISAC Categories: Cooking | Methods | Canning & Preserving


The Best Spiritual Writing 2010

Contributor(s): Zaleski, Philip (Editor); Iyer, Pico (Introduction by)

For more than a decade, Zaleski has collected into single volumes the best spiritual essays and poetry of each. The 2010 edition includes contributions by John Updike, Diane Ackerman, Seamus Heaney, Mary Jo Bang, Amanda Shaw, and many others.

BISAC Categories: Religion | Inspirational; Poetry | Inspirational & Religious; Literary Collections | Essays


Big Girl

Contributor(s): Steel, Danielle (Author)

A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson knows she has been a disappointment to her family. As an adult, Victoria struggles to accept herself as she is and win the personal victories she has fought so hard for and deserves.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Black Hills

Contributor(s): Simmons, Dan (Author)

As George Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior--and Custer's voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Historical | General


Black Magic Sanction

Contributor(s): Harrison, Kim (Author)

Rachel Morgan has fought vampires, werewolves, demons, and other supernaturaldangers as both witch and bounty hunter and lived to tell the tale. But she'snever faced off against her own kind--until now.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Fantasy | General


A Bolt from the Blue

Contributor(s): Stuckart, Diane A S (Author)

The third work in the intriguing Leonardo da Vinci mystery series brings 15th-century Italy to vivid life (Mary Jo Putney).

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General


Bone Fire

Contributor(s): Spragg, Mark (Author)

In this gripping story about life in the modern West, harsh truths and difficult consolation exist alongside moments of hilarity, surprise, and beauty.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Literary


Box 21

Contributor(s): Roslund, Anders (Author); Hellstrom, Borge (Author)

This suspenseful, gripping, and intelligently written ("Solo") Scandinavian thriller delves into the seedy underbelly of Stockholm.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Brava, Valentine

Contributor(s): Trigiani, Adriana (Author)

"Brava, Valentine" is the much anticipated, dazzling sequel to the author's "New York Times" bestseller, "Very Valentine." Here, the story of Valentine Roncalli soars to breathtaking new heights as she evolves from apprentice to determined artist.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children

Contributor(s): Greenspan, Stanley I (Author); Lewis, Nancy Breslau (With)

An internationally admired child psychiatrist identifies the six key experiences that enable children to reach their full potential. Drawing on discoveries made in his research and practice, he describes the many ways in which games, fantasy play, and conversations aid intellectual and emotional development.

BISAC Categories: Family & Relationships | Activities; Family & Relationships | Child Development; Family & Relationships | Parenting | General; Family & Relationships | Life Stages | Infants & Toddlers/Infants; Psychology | Psychotherapy | Child & Adolescent


Caught

Contributor(s): Coben, Harlan (Author)

In this explosive new thriller, a reporter's investigative work has resulted in a man being taken into custody in front of a shocked television audience. But months later, she realizes she may have unwittingly been part of a grand manipulation aiming to destroy an innocent man.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Thrillers


Cerulean Sins

Contributor(s): Hamilton, Laurell K (Author)

The #2 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. Once a sworn enemy of all monsters, Anita is now the human consort of both Master Vampire Jean Claude and leopard shapeshifter Micah. When a centuries-old vampire hits St. Louis, Anita finds herself needing all the dark forces her passion can muster to save the ones she loves.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Fantasy | Dark/Horror; Fiction | Fantasy | Series


The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Recipes to Use Year-Round

Contributor(s): Topp, Ellie (Author); Howard, Margaret (Author)

Canning and preserves don't have to be all day marathons - this book explains how to do up a few jars with little time and fuss. Detailed instructions, some microwave suitable, and this edition now includes freezer preserves and over 300 recipes.

BISAC Categories: Cooking | Methods | Canning & Preserving


The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers: An Early Childhood Curriculum with Over 2000 Activities and Ideas

Contributor(s): Schiller, Pamela Byrne (Author); Hastings, Kay (Author); Schiller, Pam (Author); Waites, Joan C (Illustrator); Hastings, Kay (Joint Author)

A versatile sourcebook for planning classroom activities all year round.

BISAC Categories: Education | Curricula; Education | Reference; Education | Preschool & Kindergarten; Education | Teaching Methods & Materials | Classroom Planning


Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack

Contributor(s): Thiessen, Marc A (Author) BISAC Categories: Political Science | Political Freedom & Security | Intelligence


The Crimson Rooms

Contributor(s): McMahon, Katharine (Author)

Still haunted by the death of her only brother, James, in the Great War, Evelyn Gifford is completely unprepared when a young nurse and her six-year-old son appear on the Giffords' doorstep one night.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Historical | General


Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West

Contributor(s): Tatroe, Marcia (Author); Mann, Charles (Photographer) BISAC Categories: Gardening | Regional | West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)


Dance Hall of the Dead

Contributor(s): Hillerman, Tony (Author)

Two boys suddenly disappear, and Lt. Joe Leaphorn sets out to locate them. Three things complicate the search: an archaeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni Indians. A riveting mystery from the bestselling author of Talking God and Skinwalkers.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Dead as a Doornail

Contributor(s): Harris, Charlaine (Author)

Sookie Stackhouse discovers that her brother Jason is about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population in this "New York Times" bestseller.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Fantasy | Contemporary; Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths; Fiction | Fantasy | Dark/Horror


Deep Shadow

Contributor(s): White, Randy Wayne (Author)

Thirty minutes into what should have been an easy dive in a remote Florida lake, the rim of a cave collapses, trapping two of Doc Ford's friends. Ford himself manages to escape and quickly surfaces to find help--but that's when his troubles truly begin.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Thrillers


Dragonfly in Amber

Contributor(s): Gabaldon, Diana (Author)

Following on the heels of the mass market publication of Outlander, which introduced readers to Claire Randall and her journey through time, Dragonfly in Amber returns us to the heroine 20 years after her fantastic voyage through the stones in Scotland.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Romance | Historical; Fiction | Romance | Time Travel


Dying to Live: Life Sentence

Contributor(s): Paffenroth, Kim (Author) BISAC Categories: Fiction | Horror | General


Echo Burning

Contributor(s): Child, Lee (Author)

Loner Jack Reacher returns, thumbing his way through the west Texas desert. He's picked up by Carmen Greer, a troubled beauty with a story to tell and a plan Reacher soon becomes a part of.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General; Fiction | Thrillers


Epilepsy: Patient & Family Guide

Contributor(s): Devinsky, Orrin (Author)

Taking the lead from real patients' questions and insights, this new edition of a best-selling guide gives must-have information to those diagnosed with epilepsy -- the most common neurological disorder in children, adults, and the elderly. Written by a leading expert, this guide answers common questions, assuages patient's fears, and encourages epileptics to take an active role in their medical care.

BISAC Categories: Health & Fitness | Diseases | Nervous System (incl. Brain)


Fantasy in Death

Contributor(s): Robb, J D (Author)

In the latest novel from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Robb, it is game over for the criminals pursued by NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General


Fight Club

Contributor(s): Palahniuk, Chuck (Author)

From a blazingly original new talent to the literary scene comes a brilliantly apocalyptic and unnerving novel. Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchist genius, is the inventor of the Fight Club--a group that encourages young men with good jobs and absent fathers to take off their shoes and shirts . . . and fight.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

Contributor(s): Selby, Scott Andrew (Author); Campbell, Greg (Author) BISAC Categories: True Crime | Other Miscellaneous Crimes


Flirt

Contributor(s): Hamilton, Laurell K (Author)

Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington and learns that he is willing to pay top dollar to have his recently deceased wife reanimated. But Anita knows that what would step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be her former self, but a zombie.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Fantasy | Contemporary


Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies

Contributor(s): Hargrove, Maddy (Author); Hargrove, Mic (Author) Covers the latest aquarium gadgets Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide! Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae. Discover how to * Choose the right aquarium * Select the best fish * Get good deals on equipment * Maintain a clean, healthy environment * Handle tank pitfalls * Breed your fish BISAC Categories: Pets | Fish & Aquariums


Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

Contributor(s): Heilemann, John (Author); Halperin, Mark (Author)

From two of the best political reporters in the country comes the gripping inside story of the historic 2008 presidential election.

BISAC Categories: Political Science | Political Process | Elections; Political Science | Government | Executive Branch; History | United States | 21st Century; Political Science | Political History


Goody Goody Gunshots

Contributor(s): Carter, Sammi (Author)

Candy shop owner Abby Shaw finds herself in a sticky situation trying to convince the police she's seen a murder--but there's no body. However, finding out she's right puts her on the wrong side of a killer. Includes candy recipes. Original.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths


The Growth of the Mind: And the Endangered Origins of Intelligence

Contributor(s): Greenspan, Stanley I (Author); Benderly, Beryl Lieff (With)

One of America's most prominent psychiatrists reveals the missing link between neuroscience and the qualities that make us fully human, arguing that new child-rearing patterns and impersonal technologies may interrupt the natural development of children.

BISAC Categories: Psychology | Cognitive Psychology; Psychology | Neuropsychology


Horns

Contributor(s): Hill, Joe (Author)

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Heart-Shaped Box"--a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction ("Washington Post")--returns with a relentless new supernatural thriller.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Thrillers; Fiction | Horror | General


House Rules

Contributor(s): Picoult, Jodi (Author)

Picoult, the bestselling author of "Handle With Care, Change of Heart," and "My Sister's Keeper," is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial ("Entertainment Weekly").

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Literary; Fiction | Psychological


I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

Contributor(s): Ali, Nujood (Author); Coverdale, Linda (Translator); Minoui, Delphine (With)

The internationally bestselling true story of the remarkable 10-year-old Yemeni girl who dared to defy her country's most archaic traditions by fighting for a divorce. [Ali] set an example with her courage.--Hillary Clinton.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs; Social Science | Islamic Studies; Social Science | Sociology | Marriage & Family


I Am Ozzy

Contributor(s): Osbourne, Ozzy (Author); Ayres, Chris (With)

Osbourne freely admits that his dizzying life of excess should have killed him. People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. . . . But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Composers & Musicians | Rock; Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Contributor(s): Skloot, Rebecca (Author)

Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks--a woman whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific research since the 1950s--with the birth of bioethics, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans.

BISAC Categories: Medical | History; Science | History; Medical | Research; Science | Life Sciences | Cytology; Biography & Autobiography | Medical | General; Social Science | Ethnic Studies | African American Studies - Histor


The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

Contributor(s): Silverstone, Alicia (Author); Pearson, Victoria (Photographer); Barnard, Neal D, M.D. (Foreword by)

Best known for her role in "Clueless," Silverstone shares how her journey toward a vegan and now macrobiotic diet has left her feeling better than ever. "The Kind Diet" features nearly 100 easy--and Earth-friendly--recipes. 40 color photographs.

BISAC Categories: Health & Fitness | Diets | Weight Loss; Cooking | Health & Healing | Weight Control


The Last Surgeon

Contributor(s): Palmer, Michael (Author)

The "New York Times"-bestselling author and master of medical suspense delivers another shocker of a thriller filled with insider details and a terrifying psychopath.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Thrillers


Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado

Contributor(s): Faulkenberry, Gwen Ford (Author) BISAC Categories: Fiction | Christian | Romance


Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat

Contributor(s): Dosa, David (Author)

An otherwise ordinary cat, Oscar has the uncanny ability to predict when people in the Steere House nursing home are about to die. Dr. Dosa tells the stories of several patients and examines end-of-life care as it exists today.

BISAC Categories: Pets | Essays; Pets | Cats | General; Family & Relationships | Death, Grief, Bereavement; Medical | Terminal Care; Medical | Nursing Home Care; Family & Relationships | Eldercare


The Man from Beijing

Contributor(s): Mankell, Henning (Author); Thompson, Laurie (Translator)

The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries gives listeners an electrifying thriller that takes off into a sweeping international drama. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, 19 people have been massacred--and the only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General; Fiction | Thrillers


The Midnight House

Contributor(s): Berenson, Alex (Author)

CIA agent John Wells returns in a cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling writer.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Thrillers


Murder Passes the Buck

Contributor(s): Baker, Deb (Author)

Gertie Johnson may be outspoken, distrustful of banks, and a quick draw with the pepper spray, but she hasn''t lost her marbles. Her son Blaze, the sheriff in a backwoods community of Michigan''s Upper Peninsula, is petitioning to become her legal guardian, but Gertie, a sassy sixty-six-year-old widow with a taste for detective work, has got bigger fish to fry: solving the murder of Chester Lampi who was shot dead in his deer blind. Blaze-who''s more interested in retiring than investigating-rules Chester''s death as a hunting accident. So, Gertie takes on the case with help from her friends, man-hungry Cora Mae and pin-curled Kitty. Interrogating neighbors, spying, impersonating the FBI . . . the stubborn, spunky grandmother won''t give up the chase even when the killer takes aim at her.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths


Murder on the Cliffs

Contributor(s): Challis, Joanna (Author)

Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, Daphne du Maurier stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman. When the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mystery.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Historical; Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths; Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Traditional British


NADA Importa

Contributor(s): Robledo, Alvaro (Author)

In this novel of friendship and the transition into adulthood, four friends--a Latino, an Irishman, and two Danes--journey through the United Kingdom in a 1974 Ford Mustang in search of the Scottish barn where Jethro Tull made its debut. While experiencing Dover's bars, Liverpool's sunrises, and Hay-on-Wye's bookstores, these young men explore an antiquated England and share their most intimate memories and reflections. "En esta novela sobre la amistad y la transicion hasta ser adulto, cuatro amigos--un latinoamericano, un irlandes, y dos daneses--viajan en un Ford Mustang del 1974 por el Reino Unido en busca del granero escoces donde Jethro Tull debuto. Mientras experimentan las tabernas de Dover, los amaneceres de Liverpool, y las librerias de Hay-on-Wye, estos jovenes exploran una Inglaterra envejecida y comparten sus recuerdos y reflexiones mas intimos."

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Coming of Age


Objects of Our Affection: Uncovering My Family's Past, One Chair, Pistol, and Pickle Fork at a Time

Contributor(s): Tracy, Lisa (Author)

Tracy delves into the history of the furniture, china, jewelry, and other memorabilia inherited from five generations of her family, only to discover that these items bring her face-to-face with the people who had collected them. b&w photos throughout.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs


On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

Contributor(s): Paulson, Henry M, Jr. (Author)

Paulson, Secretary of the Treasury from 2006 until 2009 and former CEO of Goldman Sachs, provides an insider's account of the race to save the world's financial institutions from certain disaster.

BISAC Categories: Business & Economics | Government & Business; Political Science | Public Policy | Economic Policy; Biography & Autobiography | Business


Organizing from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life

Contributor(s): Morgenstern, Julie (Author)

Drawing on her years of experience as a professional organizer, Morgenstern outlines a simple plan that starts with understanding one's individual goals, natural habits, and psychological needs, so that one can work with priorities and personality rather than against them.

BISAC Categories: Self-Help | Personal Growth | General; House & Home | Cleaning & Caretaking | Household Hints; Business & Economics | Business Life | Health/Stress


The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down

Contributor(s): Young, Andrew (Author)

"The Politician" offers a look at the trajectory which made John Edwards the ideal Democratic candidate for president, and the hubris which brought him down, leaving his career, his marriage, and his dreams in ashes.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Political; Political Science | Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations; Political Science | Political Process | Elections; History | United States | 21st Century; Political Science | Political History


Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls (Green)

Contributor(s): Donegan, Fran (Editor)

Plan, build, and maintain with do-it-yourself sequences and easy-to-understand text. Covers plant and fish selection. 150 full-color photographs and 100 color illustrations.

BISAC Categories: Gardening | Ponds; Gardening | Landscape


Portrait of a Lady: A Leonardo DaVinci Mystery

Contributor(s): Stuckart, Diane A S (Author)

The legendary Renaissance man and amateur sleuth is back in this exciting follow-up to "The Queen's Gambit."

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General


The Postmistress

Contributor(s): Blake, Sarah (Author)

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, "The Postmistress" is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women--and of two countries torn apart by war.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Literary; Fiction | Historical | General


The Queen's Gambit

Contributor(s): Stuckart, Diane A S (Author)

As Court Engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci conjures a living chess game using members of the royal court as chess pieces. But when one piece is murdered, da Vinci's scrupulous eye for detail is needed to find the killer, in this first of a new series.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Historical


The Ragged End of Nowhere

Contributor(s): Chaney, Roy (Author)

Hagen thinks his family has escaped the criminal underworld of Las Vegas for good. But when Hagen's brother's body is found on the outskirts of the city, Hagen has no choice but to come back and track down his brother's killer.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General


Red Inferno 1945

Contributor(s): Conroy, Robert (Author)

Following the success of "1942" and "1945," Conroy takes readers to the final climactic days of World War II in Europe, in this alternative history in which the U.S. takes the controversial step of moving into Berlin--with catastrophic results.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Historical | General


Robot Builder's Bonanza

Contributor(s): McComb, Gordon (Author); Predko, Myke (Author)

Updated to reflect state-of-the-art advances in robotics, this bestseller now features the field's "grand master" Myke Predko as the new author. Author duo McComb and Predko bring their expertise to this fully-illustrated robotics "bible" to enhance the already incomparable content on how to build--and have a universe of fun--with robots. Features 30 all-new projects.

BISAC Categories: Technology & Engineering | Robotics


Rosemary and Rue

Contributor(s): Holden, Martha Everts (Author) BISAC Categories: History | General


Running Blind

Contributor(s): Child, Lee (Author)

Women are being murdered nationwide by a killer who leaves no trace of evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. All the victims have one thing in common: they each knew Jack Reacher.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Suspense


Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills

Contributor(s): Bradley, Carol (Author)

This touching narrative chronicles how one little dog, Gracie, is transformedfrom a bedraggled animal worn out from bearing puppies at a puppy mill into aloving, healthy member of her new family.

BISAC Categories: Pets | Essays; Pets | Dogs | Breeds - Toy Dogs


Secrets of Eden

Contributor(s): Bohjalian, Chris A (Author)

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Midwives" and "The Double Bind" comes a novel of shattered family ties, intimate secrets, and the nature of sacrifice. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power.--"New York Times Book Review."

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


A Separate Peace

Contributor(s): Knowles, John (Author)

John Knowles' beloved classic has been a bestseller for more than 30 years and is one of the most moving and accurate novels about the trials and confusions of adolescence ever written. Set at an elite boarding school for boys during World War II, A Separate Peace is the story of friendship and treachery, and how a tragic accident involving two young men forever tarnishes their innocence.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Classics


Shadow Prey

Contributor(s): Sandford, John (Author)

Now reissued with a brand-new Introduction by the author, this second novel in the Prey series finds Lucas Davenport on the hunt for a killer known as Shadow Love, who kills using a Native American ceremonial knife.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Shadow Tag

Contributor(s): Erdrich, Louise (Author)

When Irene America discovers that her husband has been reading her diary, she begins a secrets Blue Notebook, as much the truth about her life and her marriage as the Red Diary is a farce. Alternating between these two records, "Shadow Tag" is an eerily gripping novel.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

Contributor(s): Milgrom, Melissa (Author)

It's easy to dismiss taxidermy as a kitschy or morbid sideline. Yet theirs is a world of intrepid hunter-explorers, eccentric naturalists, and gifted museum artisans. Milgrom ventures into this subculture and reveals its uncanny appeal.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs; Nature | Animals | General; Science | Life Sciences | Zoology - General


The Surrendered

Contributor(s): Lee, Chang-Rae (Author)

Combining the complex themes of identity in "Native Speaker" and "A Gesture Life" with the broad range, energy, and pure storytelling of "Aloft," Lee has delivered his most ambitious work yet. It is a mesmerizing novel, elegantly suspenseful and deeply affecting.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | General


Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Contributor(s): Heath, Chip (Author); Heath, Dan (Author)

Combining psychology, sociology, management, and case studies, the authors of "Made to Stick" tell stories of people and organizations who have successfully implemented significant changes--even when change is hard.

BISAC Categories: Business & Economics | Structural Adjustment


The Sword of the Lady: A Novel of the Change

Contributor(s): Stirling, S M (Author)

The "New York Times"-bestselling author continues his epic of survival and rebirth ("Library Journal"), chronicling a modern world without technology.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Science Fiction | General


Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present

Contributor(s): Stuever, Hank (Author)

Stuever turns his unerring eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life to Frisco, Texas, to tell the story of the nation's most over-the-top celebration: Christmas. "Tinsel" is a compelling look at this half-trillion-dollar holiday.

BISAC Categories: Religion | Holidays | Christmas & Advent; Social Science | Popular Culture | General; Humor | Form


A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado

Contributor(s): Counihan, Carole M (Author) BISAC Categories: Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural; Social Science | Customs & Traditions


Union Atlantic

Contributor(s): Haslett, Adam (Author)

The eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist "You Are Not a Stranger Here, Union Atlantic" is a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded age, the first decade of the 21st century.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Literary


We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Contributor(s): Warner, Judith (Author)

Warner considers children and psychotherapeutic medicine: whether drug companies hold too much sway, whether doctors over-prescribe, but also whether troubled boys and girls might sometimes need more help than they get today."--Peter D. Kramer ("Listening to Prozac").

BISAC Categories: Family & Relationships | Parenting | General; Medical | Psychiatry | Psychopharmacology; Health & Fitness | Children's Health; Psychology | Mental Health; Health & Fitness | Health Care Issues


Whirlwind

Contributor(s): Hake, Cathy Marie (Author)

Widower Daniel Clark needs a nanny for his 18-month-old son, Arthur. Governess Millicent Fairweather is without a job. When the two meet on a ship to America, things come together and fall apart very quickly. What with illness, thieves, and secret codes, how's a person to know what's real and what's not?

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Christian | Romance/Historical


Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

Contributor(s): Hirsch, James S (Author)

Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a "New York Times"-bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals. Willie is perhaps best known for "The Catch" in the 1954 World Series, but he was also a transcendent sports figure who, during the turbulent civil rights era, urged understanding and reconciliation.

BISAC Categories: Biography & Autobiography | Sports | Baseball; Sports & Recreation | Baseball | History; Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage


Window Boxes Indoors & Out: 100 Projects & Planting Ideas for All Four Seasons

Contributor(s): Cramer, James Edward (Author); Johnson, Dean (Author); Gridley & Graves (Photographer); Sears, Mary Seehafer (With)

Now in paperback comes this one-of-a-kind handbook that combines container gardening with flower arranging. 150 full-color photos.

BISAC Categories: Crafts & Hobbies | Decorating; Gardening | Flowers | General


Winter Garden

Contributor(s): Hannah, Kristin (Author)

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of "Firefly Lane" comes a powerful novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Family Life; Fiction | Contemporary Women


Wuthering Heights

Contributor(s): Bronte, Emily (Author)

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Virginia Woolf said of Emily Bronte that her writing could "make the wind blow and the thunder roar," and so it does in Wuthering Heights. Catherine Earnshaw, Heathcliff, and the windswept moors that are the setting of their mythic love are as immediately stirring to the reader of today as they have been for every generation of readers since the novel was first published in 1847. With an introduction by Katherine Frank.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Literary


You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives

Contributor(s): Tannen, Deborah (Author)

What she did for women and men in "You Just Don't Understand," and mothers and daughters in "You're Wearing THAT?, New York Times"-bestselling author Tannen now does for sisters in a groundbreaking book that explores this powerful and perplexing relationship.

BISAC Categories: Family & Relationships | Siblings; Family & Relationships | Family Relationships


You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You

Contributor(s): Randisi, Robert J (Author)

Eddie G.'s services have been enlisted again, this time to help Marilyn Monroe, who thinks she's being followed.

BISAC Categories: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | General