Book List - BIR 2011

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BIR 2011
List created by MSCOZY on May 7, 2012
List Votes: 1 Books: 100 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 2 List Type: Closed

After Dark by Haruki Murakami
At its center are two sisters—Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny’s toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met before, a...  more


All the Centurions : A New York City Cop Remembers His Years on the Street, 1961-1981...
His story was told in the bestseller and acclaimed film Prince of the City. He was a detective in the narcotics division of the New York City Police Department during the 1960s and 1970s -- its most explosive and dramatic decades. His name is Robert Leuci, and now he is telling his own story....  more


all these lonely people by gervase phinn
Father MacKenzie manages to see the good in everyone. His job is made ore difficult with his nosey housekeeper and the gossips from the shops down the road. Will they succeed in spoiling things or will Father MacKenzie's advice win the day? This charming tale shows the ups and downs of everyday...  more


Alphaville: 1988, Crime, Punishment, and the Battle for New York City's Lower East Si...
A raw, gritty memoir?part true-life cop thriller, part unputdownable history of a storied time and place?that will grip you by the throat until the explosive endAlphabet City in 1988 burned with heroin, radicalism, and anti-police sentiment. Working as a plainclothes narcotics cop in the most...  more


Chicago Noir by Unknown Author
"Chicago Noir is a legitimate heir to the noble literary tradition of the greatest city in America. Nelson Algren and James Farrell would be proud." -Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby "If ever a city was made to be the home of noir, it's Chicago. These writers go straight to Chicago's noir...  more


America's Dumbest Criminals : Wild and Weird Stories of Fumbling Felons, Clumsy Crook...
This hysterical collection of stories of actual crimes committed by clumsy crooks and fumbling felons will have you laughing out loud at painfully dumb attempts at crime. Illustrated.


The Best of Cold Blood by John North (Editor) & Peter Sellers (Editor)
This is a stunning collection of thirteen of the most gripping short crime and suspense fiction that has appeared throughout the years in Canada's Cold Blood series, which debuted in 1987. Some of Canada's favorite veteran writers as well as new up-and-comers are featured here in a...  more


The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
In seventeenth certury Persia, a young woman working as a servant in the home of her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the Shah, blossoms as a brilliant designer of carpets. But while her talent flourishes, her prospects for a happy marriage grow dim, and she finds herself faced with a...  more


Boogie Down by Daniel Serrano
Fierce and controversial, Detective Cassandra Maldonado played major hardball to join New York's most elite homicide squad. But she's never seen anything like the hauntingly brutal murder of FYSHBone, a rap superstar and media mogul. Cassandra's instincts tell her that Sabio Guzmán, Bone's...  more


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But...  more


Buddy Boys by Mike McAlary
"Buddy Boys" is an strongly written account of the nefarious doings of the infamous 77th Precinct of the NYPD. Located in the middle of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the 77th was notorious during the 1970s for being a precinct gone mad with corruption and venality. The cops were so out of control that...  more


Cantora by Sylvia Lopez-Medina
A lyrical evocation of four generations of Mexican women who defy tradition to discover themselves. Distanced from her heritage, Amparo is nevertheless spellbound by the histories of her grandmother, aunt, and mother. Listening to the ancestral music, Amparo learns to hear its strains woven...  more


Alfred Hitchcock's Daring Detectives by Alfred Hitchcock
A collection of 11 detective stories designed for younger readers, includes famous types like Ellery Queen, Hercule Poirot and Perry Mason. Daring Detectives : The Day the Children Vanished - Hugh Pentecost Through A Dead Man's Eye - Cornell Woolrich The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim -...  more


Close to Home Survival Guide, The by John McPherson
Another collection of Close to Home cartoons from John McPherson, this survival guide will make you laugh yourself sick.


A Collection of Blessings (Helen Steiner Rice Collection) by Helen Steiner Rice
Favored poet Helen Steiner Rice's beautiful verse has been treasured for decades. Her work will encourage you, as you experience the heavenly Father's blessings in Barbour's newest 160-page Value Book-a super value at only $1.99! You'll want to share Helen Steiner Rice's uplifting inspirational...  more


Confessions of a Catholic Cop by Thomas Fitzsimmons
An insider's tale of a dedicated pair of New York City cops who uncover a heinous scheme of arson that will keep you spellbound from beginning to electrifying end.


The Concubine's Daughter by Pai Kit Fai
Perhaps a 70-year-old spice farmer in southern China in 1907, should know better than to purchase a 15-year-old concubine, especially one who has the presumption to read and write.Still, she is beautiful, an exquisite plaything to replenish his youth and give him more sons.... When the...  more


Cop Tales! Volume1: Never Spit in a Man's Face Unless His Mustache is On Fire by Thom...
You'll be shocked and amazed. You'll laugh and cry as you discover what it is really like being a big city cop! Cop Tales! is a collection of short stories told in gritty street vernacular full of humor from a Chicago Police veteran's hindsight. Cop Tales! takes you from the harsh realities...  more


A Cop's Tale--NYPD: The Violent Years: A Detectives Firsthand Account of Murder and M...
A Cop's Tale by Jim O'Neil and Mel Fazzino delivers a rare look into the bare-bones brand of law enforcement from the 1960s to 1980s in New York City. O'Neil describes the thrill of putting LeRoy "Nicky" Barnes out of business and his key role helping the DEA end Frank Lucas's grip on the Harlem...  more


Cotswold Landscapes by Rob Talbot & Robin Whiteman
All in color! High hills, rolling uplands, steep escarpments, swift-flowing streams, stately homes and humble dwellings draw visitors to the Cotswolds, one of Britain's most celebrated regions. Now it's your turn. The journey starts in Oxford and ends in the elegant city of Bath. Along the way,...  more


A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell
When her thirty-year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm. Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world. She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about. The result is one...  more


A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square, Bk 1) by Lorraine Bartlett
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra has been faltering-but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Kate can find the answer.


Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Tough...
New York is not only a world capital of finance, fashion, and media, but also of every imaginable variety of criminal activity from the most brutal to the most creative. From rampaging draft rioters to Prohibition-era beer barons, from brilliant art thieves to Wall Street insiders, from the Boss...  more


Crystal and Gem (Eyewitness Books (Knopf)) by R.F. Symes
Full-color photos. Learn about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.


Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa
Violet Paz has just turned 15, a pivotal birthday in the eyes of her Cuban grandmother. Fifteen is the age when a girl enters womanhood, traditionally celebrating the occasion with a quincea?ero. But while Violet is half Cuban, she?s also half Polish, and more importantly, she feels 100%...  more


Death of My Aunt by C. H. B. Kitchin
Already at 25, something of a fuddy-duddy, even a trifle eccentric, stockbroker Malcom Warren is summoned to visit his very rich and very autocratic aunt. Wealth gave Aunt Catherine power, a young husband, and a most unpleasant end. Tricked into handing Aunt Catherine a fatal dose of poison,...  more


The Death Pit by Tony Strong
When young academic Terry Williams goes to the Scottish Highlands, she's simply intending to edit the letters of Catherine McCulloch, burnt as a witch in the 17th century. But then the body of a woman is found on a farm, dumped into the death pit. She is one of the modern-day witches.


Dolls & Toys of Native America by Debra McQuiston & Don McQuiston
As 85 color images reveal the beauty and craftsmanship of these unique toys, 25 historical sepia-toned photos place them in the context in which they were used, all accompanied by fact-filled captions and an authoritative text. Seven tales illustrate the role of toys in passing on valuable lessons.


Familiar Cacti (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides) by Heil Kenneth D. & Kenneth D...
The cactus has long fascinated both garden lovers and naturalists alike for its ability to survive in harsh environments. This guide includes information on time of bloom, habitat, anatomy, and function for 80 of these magnificent desert plants.


Family Resemblance (Nal Accent Novels) by Tanya Maria Barrientos
When Nita DeLeon's mother died, she took with her a deep family secret. Now, almost twenty-five years later, Nita begins sifting through family history-and discovers a letter from her Aunt Pancha hidden in an address book, a letter that offers new insight into her parents' lives in Guatemala. As...  more


The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays by Malka Drucker & Nancy Patz (Illustrator...
The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays is a compendium of facts, activities, and stories from around the world suitable for use by the entire family.


For One More Day by Mitch Albom
From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for. "Every family is a ghost story . . ." Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The...  more


Front Porch Tales by Phil Gulley
Filled with warm, inspirational stories that illustrate the kind of values Christians want to pass to future generations, Front Porch Tales is the perfect book for family reading times. Family members of all ages will be deeply touched by these stories designed to lift their spirits and help...  more


Frontier Justice in the Wild West: Bungled, Bizarre, and Fascinating Executions by R....
Frontier Justice highlights eighteen crimes and subsequent punishments of the most interesting, controversial, and unusual executions from an era when hangings and shootings were a legal means of capital punishment. Each action-packed chapter includes biographical information, the pursuit, the...  more


The Funniest Cop Stories Ever by Tom Philbin & Scott Baker
Cops are the people who see and hear it all. They work at one of the world's most dangerous jobs, but it's also one of the most entertaining. When their lives are at risk-and even when they aren't-cops encounter constant weirdness and stupidity in human behavior. The Funniest Cop Stories Ever...  more


Grimmy: On the Move by Mike Peters
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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now she brings us the story of her grandmother -- told in a voice so authentic and compelling that the book is destined to become an instant classic. "Those old cows knew trouble was coming before...  more


Have a Little Faith: A True Story of a Last Request by Mitch Albom
What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together? In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds -- two men, two faiths, two communities -- that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first...  more


Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by...
A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven. Heaven is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking...  more


Home Truths: A Novella by David Lodge
Adrian Ludlow, a novelist with a distinguished but slightly faded reputation, is living in semi-retirement with his wife, Eleanor, in an isolated cottage beneath the flight path of London's Gatwick airport. Their old friend from college days, Sam Sharp, who has since become a successful...  more


The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa & Stephen Snyder (Translator)
He is a brilliant math professor, with a peculiar problem -- since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young housekeeper with a ten-year-old son who is hired to care for him. And between them a strange, beautiful relationship...  more


I Am Not a Cop! by Richard Belzer & Michael Black


I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat & icanhascheez...
Fresh from teh internets, here come LOLcats. was founded in January 2007 as a place to collect ?LOLcats??pictures of cats with funny captions. It has gone on to become a singular sensation, captivating millions and becoming one of the most visited blogs on the...  more


Japanese Miscellany by Lafcadio Hearn
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Kings Queens of England and Scotland by Plantagenet Somerset Fry & Plantagenet S...
A compact visual guide to the royal heritage of Great Britain and Scotland. From the first Saxon king to Charles, Prince of Wales, Kings & Queens of England & Scotland conveys the drama and history of Britain's royal lineage. Private lives, public perceptions, and pageants are all gloriously...  more


Laugh Again by Charles R. Swindoll
Discover outrageous joy in this modern classic. Chuck Swindoll shows how we can live in the present, say "no" to negativism, and realize that while no one's life is perfect, joy is always available. Applying scriptural truths in a practical way, Swindoll shows readers how to laugh again.


Lost Wings : The True Story of a Disgraced NYPD Cop by Robbin Christopher Ramos
Pulsating with the heartbeat of the city that doesn't sleep, Lost Wings: The True Story of a Disgraced NYPD Cop is an all-points bulletin - a revelation of life as it is lived day-to-day by the men and women in blue whose firmly held territory is your neighborhood precinct. Former officer Chris...  more


Love & Dr. Devon by Alan Titchmarsh
It's not easy being a doctor, especially when your wife has run off in search of excitement and you're fired from your practice for sticking up for your principles. Christopher Devon tries to make a new life and, after a bit of persuasion from his daughter, to meet a new woman. But how to find...  more


The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) by Brendan O'Carroll
This #1 Irish bestseller is a hilarious portrait of working-class Dublin life. "Mammy" is what Irish children call their mothers and The Mammy is Agnes Browne -- a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan...  more


The Man Behind the Tin: Stories from a New York City Street Cop by Jim Cook
The Man Behind the Tin is a compilation of true short stories from Jim’s experiences with the New York City Police Department during the 1960’s and 1970’s.  


My Dog Was a Redneck, but We Got Him Fixed by Roger Pond
A delightful collection of humorous tales by Roger Pond. These are some stories from the author's syndicated column, The Back Forty. Pond's explanation of the book, "It happens to everyone sooner or later. You look in the mirror and realize you are too old for the Jaycees, too young...  more


Names I Call My Sister: Stories by Mary Castillo & Berta Platas & Lynda Sando...
Four stories of sisterhood—the bonds, the wars, the frustrations, the love—seasoned with hot Latin spice! Those "Wild Orihuela Girls," Dori and her sister Sela, intend to live up to their reputation—and more!—in order to give their snooty sister-in-law-to-be exactly...  more


NO BACK-UP NEEDED: How Veteran New York City Cops Struggled Through The Summer of 197...
It didn't seem possible the largest city in the US could go bankrupt, but in 1975 that's exactly what happened-NYC went bust. In what was called The Layoff Period, younger officers were sent home, their careers on hold, while NYPD veterans went back to patrol the streets. Meanwhile, with the...  more


The Noise of Infinite Longing: A Memoir of a Family--and an Island by Luisita Lopez T...
The Noise of Infinite Longing is about a Puerto Rican family, its origins, its place in society, its illusions, and, finally, what happened when the family dispersed, its members moving in different directions. It is a story unlike any others about the passage of Puerto Ricans and other Latin...  more


Northamptonshire by T. Noble
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O Ye Jigs & Juleps! A Humorous Slice of Small-Town, Turn-of-the-Century America by Vi...
O YE JIGS & JULEPS is the collected essays of Virginia Cary Hudson, who by all available accounts wrote them when ten years old in 1904; discovered in an attic trunk, they were published in 1962 -- and the book became a surprise bestseller. Although it has fallen in and out of print over the...  more


Older but Wilder: More Notes from the Pasture by Effie Leland Wilder
As with her two previous best-selling books, OUT TO PASTURE (BUT NOT OVER THE HILL) and OVER WHAT HILL? NOTES FROM THE PASTURE, author Effie Leland Wilder's third installment offers her loyal readers another testimony to living life to the fullest - no matter what your age. OLDER BUT WILDER...  more


One More Time by Effie Leland Wilder
Effie Wilder's first three books left readers asking for more about the crew at FairAcres Retirement Home. Whether you're already acquainted with Hattie and her friends or are meeting them for the first time, you're sure to be charmed by these folks who have a lot of living to do. With...  more


The One Year Mini for Busy Women (One Year Mini) by Jennifer King
Youre a busy woman on the go. From the competing demands of work to the whining voices of kids in the back seat, your days are crammed full of stuff to do. Its in the in-between times (waiting for the kids at a soccer match, on the commute home, during a lunch break at work) that you have time...  more


Out to Pasture: But Not Over the Hill by Effie Leland Wilder & Laurie Allen Klein...
The sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet story of a retiree who is, despite age and her surroundings, devoted to living -- and loving every minute of it. Hattie McNair may be retired, but she certainly hasn't retired from life. In journals and letters to a friend, Hattie tells the...  more


Over What Hill? Notes from the Pasture (Hattie McNair, Bk 2) by Effie Leland Wilder &...
Hattie McNair and her cohorts at the FairAcres Home are back! This time, romance is in bloom at FairAcres, as Hattie's friends Retta Gooding and Sidney Metcalf are drawn closer together while delivering Meals on Wheels. Hattie's writing career takes off and the FairAcres folks make new...  more


Path of the Wicked (Hope Street Church, Bk 2) by Jennifer Stanley
Cooper Lee and the Sunrise Bible Study Group have just volunteered for a local charity, Door-2-Door Dinners. Sure, some of the volunteers look more like Hell’s Angels than Good Samaritans, but the ragtag church group has taught Cooper not to judge a book by its cover. Besides, this gives...  more


The Pearl of the Antilles by Andrea O'Reilly Herrera
THE PEARL OF THE ANTILLES chronicles the lives of several generations of Cuban women. The story focuses on Margarita, an exile in the United States, who struggles to come to terms with her divided identity, a past she has suppressed, and her failure to share her heritage with her children. The...  more


Quilting: Quotations Celebrating an American Legacy (Classic Miniatures) by Joyce S. ...
This joyous tribute to American quilts and quiltmakers -- part of the Running Press Miniature Editions series -- is filled with literary quotations and full-color photos of more than 20 antique American quilts.


Rattling the Bones (Fran Varady, Bk 7) by Ann Granger
Edna, the dotty bag lady who Fran Varady used to see living in a churchyard with only feral cats for company, has crossed her path again. Now Edna is staying in a hostel, spending her days roaming as before. But Fran begins to see a method to her madness and, even though no one will believe her,...  more


Cookie Dough or Die (Cookie Cutter Shop, Bk 1) by Virginia Lowell
Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House -- a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie -- and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie-themed parties. But now they must take a break from baking and find a killer, or else...  more


The School at Thrush Green by Miss Read
When two beloved primary school teachers, Miss Dorothy and Miss Agnes, decide to retire, the townspeople are aflutter, musing about the teachers’ replacements and seeking an appropriate farewell gift.


Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen: A Collection of Thirteen Short Stories by...
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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine 4 by Marvin Kaye
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Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross
A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship amid love, loss, and lingerie In the basement of her Brooklyn apartment, Sima Goldner welcomes women of all shapes and sizes with warmth, acceptance -- and a bra that gives them the support and lift they need. But Sima, regretfully childless at...  more


Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450...  more


Snickers from the Front Pew by Jedd Hafer & Todd Hafer
 A hilarious collection of stories about growing up as preacher's kids! — The authors prove that a good sense of humor helps put everything in better perspective-including that wonderful institution called the Church.  You will laugh until you cry as you read this...  more


Stirring Up Strife (Hope Street Church, Bk 1) by Jennifer Stanley
Cooper Lee can repair a copy machine—but can she repair her life? That’s one of the many Big Questions that lead this newly single Richmond girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church. Cooper hasn’t attended church in ages, but after getting dumped by her...  more


Stories of Faith & Courage from Cops on the Street (Battlefields & Blessings) by Gran...
BattlefieldsandBlessings.comStories of Faith and Courage From Cops on the Street is a 365-day devotional book in the Battlefields and Blessings series. Stories one for each day of the year come from members of the law enforcement community who have sensed God s presence in some event relating to...  more


Superman in Action Comics: Featuring the Complete Covers of the First 25 Years (Tiny ...
The superhuman visitor from Krypton burst from the minds of two Cleveland teenagers in the summer of 1933. Five years later, after surviving seventeen separate rejection slips, America's mightiest comic-strip hero was placed on the cover of Action Comics. The first twenty-five years of...  more


Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay
'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life.' From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes the colourful epic of Sylvia. Late twelfth-century Europe is torn by religious intolerance. Sylvia, with a singing voice that can literally charm...  more


Take The Kids Fishing; They're Better Than Worms by Roger Pond
This book is a bundle of tales from the hinterlands of America, each one collected from Pond's Back Forty column, syndicated to newspapers around the country. In School Reform the author recalls the days when nobody mentioned school reform, but reform school was an everyday topic. In Ra-a-alph...  more


Tender Murderers: Women Who Kill by Trina Robbins
"She wasn’t even five feet tall, weighed 90 pounds, wrote poetry, and died young, riddled with bullets and with a machine gun in her lap." The infamous Bonnie Parker, immortalized in the movie Bonnie and Clyde, is only one of a select group of 20 women killers whose stories are told in...  more


Traditional English Gardens (Country Series) by Arabella Lennox-Boyd & Clay Perry
Explores the English style in 28 gardens in the care of the National Trust. The text looks at gardens such as those at Ham House, Hidcote Manor, Mottisfort Abbey and King Henry's hunting lodge.


Tunnel Vision: (Thru the Eyes of a Transit Cop) by W. K. Brown
For an African-Amercan, the police department seemed to be an enemy; something to be feared not embraced. Brown?s decision to join the ranks of New York?s finest would be one of the toughest decisions he would ever have to make, a decision he would have to live with for the rest of his life. ...  more


Ugly by Constance Briscoe
Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach...  more


Villages of England by Brian Bailey
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Wildflowers (National Audubon Society First Field Guide) by Susan Hood
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Woman At Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
"All the men I did get to know, every single man of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of...  more


Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler (Editor)
Each year, for the past seventeen years, Otto Penzler, owner of the legendary Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, has commissioned an original story by a leading mystery writer. The requirements were that it be a mystery/ crime/suspense story, that it be set during the Christmas season, and...  more


Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown
"We're just going to." Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons, Sam and Rob, to visit a friend's new kittens. But the runt of the litter was irresistible, with her overlarge ears and dainty chin. When Cleo was delivered weeks later, she had...  more


Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a ...
Once in nine lives,something extraordinary happens...The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen?s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who?d been...  more


The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki & Edward G. Seidensticker (Translator)
Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War Two. With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the...  more


Lawmen and Outlaws by No author listed
Profiles and photographs of famous lawmen and outlaws from 1850-1900. Profiles include Butch Cassidy, Kid Curry, Laura Bullion, Tom Horn, Jack Davis, John Beidler, William Preston Longley, Joaquin Murietta, Cattle Kate, Cole Younger, John Wesley Hardin, Wild Bill Hickok, Isaac C. Parker, Belle...  more


Oxford Shift (Kate Ivory, Bk 7) by Veronica Stallwood
Joyce Fielding walked out one afternoon into the streets of Oxford and just disappeared. And now, Kate Ivory has been hired to find her. Joyce is a respectable widow in her sixties and there is nothing at first glance to explain her disappearance, so Kate consults her own mother, the...  more


Beat Cop to Top Cop: A Tale of Three Cities (The City in the Twenty-First Century) by...
Born in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood of Dublin, John F. Timoney moved to New York with his family in 1961. Not long after graduating from high school in the Bronx, he entered the New York City Police Department, quickly rising through the ranks to become the youngest four-star chief in the...  more


The Apologetics Study Bible: Understand Why You Believe (Apologetics Bible) by Unknow...
Available in Black Bonded Leather. THE APOLOGETICS STUDY BIBLE WILL HELP TODAY’S CHRISTIAN BETTER UNDERSTAND, defend and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about...  more


Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depress...
I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. So, partly in response to the basic human instinct to share feelings and experiences, and partly for the sheer joy and excitement of it all, I...  more


Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise...
A fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpse into the lives of 150 19th-century American women who refused to whittle themselves down to the Victorian model of proper womanhood. 50-black-and-white photos.


Polite Lies : On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures by Kyoko Mori
In this powerful, exquisitely crafted book, Kyoko Mori delves into her dual heritage with a rare honesty that is both graceful and stirring. From her unhappy childhood in Japan, weighted by a troubled family and a constricting culture, to the American Midwest, where she found herself free to...  more


The Gift by T. Davis Bunn
For Those Who Loved The QuiltGrace had few regrets about her life or her world. A pinch of this, a dash of that, love and laughter in good measure, a few tears to soften her vision when what she saw was too much to bear. And she loved life like she loved her God rich in depth and full of...  more


The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline B. Smith
A surefire guarantee for the headaches and stomach upsets of the late twentieth century, The Lemon Jelly Cake carries readers back to kinder, gentler times in a small town at the turn of the century. Evoking a forgotten America of lush lawns, bountiful summer picnics, and shady front porches,...  more


It's Hard to Look Cool When Your Car's Full of Sheep: Tales from the Back Forty by Ro...
An entertaining collection from the author's syndicated column, The Back Forty. It's all here: the sheep killed by statistics, how to load pigs without getting dirty, reviving a drunken fly, and other stories gleaned from the years of hard living and soft barnlots that lead to such a volume....  more


The Sunday Tertulia by Lori Marie Carlson
Claire is a young, struggling New Yorker whose understanding of life is enriched after a group of older and wiser Latina women bring her into a close-knit circle: their Upper West Side tertulia. Once a month, they come together for a Sunday afternoon of revelry, at which delicious food and...  more


Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi
"I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco..." So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In 'Dreams of Trespass,' Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in...  more

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Comment added 8/12/12 by MSCOZY:
Thanks for the votes and comments, Connie!

Comment added 7/29/12 by Connie A. (jazzysmom) - , :
Very fun list, found some to add to my wish list :)

Comment added 5/26/12 by MSCOZY:
A little bit of everything I like to read. I find it easier to switch from one genre to another for a while so as not to get burnt out.