September 2012

September 30, 2012

An Ode to eBooks and the Origin of a Series, by Paladin Prophecy Author Mark Frost

Author Mark Frost, co-creator of the TV phenom Twin Peaks, discusses the uniquely mind-bending experience that is book one of his new young adult sci-fi trilogy.

September 29, 2012

Swearing by The Oath: Jeffrey Toobin’s Accessible Account of President Obama and Justice Roberts

In a gross oversimplification of American culture that probably warrants the thwack of a gavel, I’ve often said that most of us “concerned citizens” understand our legal system on three basic level. Now, Toobin's new book can expand our knowledge beyond the basics.

September 28, 2012

California Dreaming: Towers of Gold by Frances Dinkelspiel

In Dinkelspiel's carefully researched and superbly written biography of her great-great-grandfather, readers are treated to a different kind of California gold rush.

September 27, 2012

P. D. James Meets Jane Austen in Death Comes to Pemberley

In a collision of literary brilliance, mystery writer P. D. James takes inspiration from Jane Austen and creates a crime thriller involving Austen's beloved characters. Follow Elizabeth and Darcy after Austen's novel left off, as only James can thrillingly imagine.

September 26, 2012

Upping the Ante with Odd Thomas: Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse

Odd Thomas is back and this time a ghost leads him to a mysterious estate owned by a reclusive billionaire. The situation becomes more perilous than ever, but luckily Dean Koontz infuses his supernatural story with a sense of humor.

September 25, 2012

One Marine's Story of Going Beyond the Call of Duty: Dakota Meyer's Into the Fire

This personal account of an astounding, controversial battle in the Afghan War takes no prisoners. Dakota Meyer shows us the intensity of combat and an unusual bravery, resulting in an unforgettable story of American heroism.

September 24, 2012

A Crash Course on the World Financial Crisis, Courtesy of Michael Lewis

If you've ever been intimidated at the thought of discussing subprime mortgages and the global financial crisis, Michael Lewis comes to your rescue. In clear terms, he breaks down the tough topics we all need to know more about, especially as the 2012 presidential election approaches.

September 23, 2012

The Struggle for Skinny: Alyssa B. Sheinmel on Her Young Adult Novel The Stone Girl

A teen girl struggles with her eating disorders -- a struggle so common among young women in high school -- and author Alyssa B. Sheinmel shares the story with sensitivity and grace.

September 22, 2012

Another Season of Sex and Romance: Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett

Whether you're a longtime fan of the romance genre or brand-new to the genre, Elisabeth Barrett's Blaze of Winter will help you through the forthcoming cold days of winter.

September 21, 2012

Machiavelli and da Vinci and a Murder Mystery: Michael Ennis's The Malice of Fortune

Not one but two of the finest minds the Renaissance ever produced? Check. A very beautiful, very clever courtesan? Check. Political intrigue and general skullduggery taking place in the dimly lit passageways of the Borgia Palace? Check and check. Indeed, The Malice of Fortune delivers.

September 20, 2012

A Hell of a Ride with Lance Armstrong: The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton with Daniel Coyle

Former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton shares his account of what life on Lance Armstrong's Tour de France-winning team was really like -- doping allegations and all.

September 19, 2012

Lydia Netzer's Shine Shine Shine: Seeking Normal in an Out-of-this-World Life

Robots on the moon and a family on the brink ... Lydia Netzer gives new meaning to the phrase "astronaut's wife," as she unfolds a mysterious, quirky story with unique depth.

September 18, 2012

A True Account of an Unlikely Navy SEAL Hero: Eric Blehm's Fearless

From a drug addict to an elite Navy SEAL, Eric Blehm chronicles the rocky path of an American hero in his inspiring new book, Fearless.

September 17, 2012

Lyndon Johnson After JFK’s Assassination: The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

In this fourth volume of Caro's chronicle of the Lyndon Johnson years, the Pulitzer-winning author depicts the life and times of Johnson immediately before and after Kennedy's death.

September 16, 2012

50 Shades of Teen Noir: Niall Leonard’s Crusher

Niall Leonard, the husband of Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James, pens a thriller for young adults -- welcoming readers into a whole new (and age-appropriate) world.