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Subject: New Books Being Published--I can't wait!!
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 8:15 AM ET
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I work on Collection Development for my library system as part of my (admittedly great) job.  So, I subscribe to Booklist magazine, which is nothing but ads and advance reviews for books.  Just got my latest copy and was thrilled!  Listen to the books coming out:

Careless in Red, by Elizabeth George (May)  ~  Winter Study, by Nevada Barr (April)  ~~  Phantom Prey, by John Sandford (May)  ~~  Hit and Run, by Lawrence Block (July)  ~~  Blood Trail, by C. J. Box (May)  ~~  Buckingham Palace Gardens, by Anne Perry (March--Thomas Pitt)

That's not to mention all the great books coming out in March!  I'm to the point where I need to retire so I can READ and keep up!!

 

 

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 10:18 PM ET
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Whoa, Vicky!  You just made my evening!  Like I'll be ready for any new ones by the time those are released!  Wish List here I come!  Thanks!

Sharon

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 10:54 PM ET
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Sharon~ LOL! 

I've just started over on the Elizabeth George series...so I'll be done by May when the new one comes out!

So many books, so little time....



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Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 8:51 AM ET
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I LOVE Elizabeth George.  She's probably in my top ten all-time favorite author list, maybe even five.  She is so complex and detailed with both characters and plots.   Amazing to me that she is an American, she "does" the British culture so well.  Of course, I guess it would take a Brit to actually approve of that!  LOL.

Good luck on the series.  They are l-o-n-g but worth every minute.

:)

Sharon

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 9:01 AM ET
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If you get the head's up on any really great memoirs or non-fiction, let me us know!!  I'd love to have your job! (insert Green Envy Monster here...)

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 10:15 AM ET
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Hey L...I'd be happy to.  What sort of non-fiction do you enjoy?  Here are a few memoirs to get you started; let me know what interests you the most, and I'll keep my eyes open!

If you know a golf lover, Carl Hiaasen wrote "The Downhill Lie: a hacker's return to a ruinous sport"  due out in May.  ~"In the summer of 2005, I returned to golf after a much-needed layoff of thirty-two years."  This is bound to be hilarious, knowing Hiaasen!

"Swallow the Ocean" by Laura Flynn: "Traces the author's coming of age under the shadow of her mother's paranoid schizophrenia, a disorder that resulted in the ending of her parents' marriage and caused the author and her sisters to be raised in accordance with their mother's distorted perceptions of the world."

"Cambodia Calling: a personal story from the frontlines of Doctors Without Borders", by Richard Heinzl.  "The founder of the Canadian chapter of DWB, Heinzl recalls his personal coming-of-age as a young, idealistic physician working in war-ravaged Cambodia."

"Mistaken Identity: two families, one survivor, unwavering hope" by The VanRyn & Newell families.  "Two families forever bound by tragedy describe the accident that claimed the lives of five Taylor University students and the shocking case of mistaken identity that occurred--a mixup that led one girl to be buried under the wrong name and the only survivor in a coma cared for by the wrong family.

And...yeah, I LOVE my job!  ;)

 

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 11:13 AM ET
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There's nothing on your list that I am personally waiting for, but I like your enthusiasm!  I am looking forward to reading the new Lisa Lutz book, Curse of the Spellmans.  I just finished The Spellmans Files and was really impressed, so it's exciting to know that there is a sequel coming out.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 11:36 AM ET
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Amanda, I've never heard of the Spellmans (until now!) but it sounds good!  I may have to get those for my library.   Part of my job is hooking people up with books that they are going to enjoy, whether or not I like them! ;)  It's fun.  I especially like luring reluctant readers (usually kids) into a good book.  There's nothing more rewarding!

I also love it when I know a sequel is coming out!  I hope you enjoy "Curse" as much as Spellmans Files!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:02 PM ET
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Hi everyone! Check out this site http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/new_hardcover.html

Tons of great ones coming out this year!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 2:12 PM ET
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Vicky, that last one is right up my ally!  Thanks!!    I love first-person accounts, disasters, tragedies, plagues, (yes, I am weird!), memoirs, bios...take a peek at mt WL and my profile you will get an idea. ;)

Aimee - thanks for the link! :)

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 2:41 PM ET
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I'm looking forward to Joshilyn Jackson's third book--The Girl Who Stopped Swimming--out in March

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 3:29 PM ET
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Vivian~thanks!  I forgot about Joshilyn's new book.  I swear, my list is HUGE>

Aimee~excellent site!  Thanks for sharing!

L~There was one more memoir that you might like (saw the cooking titles on your WL):

The Ungarnished Truth: a Pillsbury Bake-Off Memoir, by Ellie Matthews.  "In a whimsical and witty memoir, the author describes her odyssey into the heart of America's cooking competitions as she describes her participation in the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, her amazement when she won the million-dollar prize, and the fame and hype that followed."

How about The Last Day: wrath, ruin and reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, by Nicholas Shrady. (April).  Earthquake, fires, tsunamis...we've got it all here!  "Shrady's vivid account of the mid-18th century LIsbon earthquake is exemplary popular history."

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 6:02 PM ET
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Cool - thanks!! :)

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 6:15 PM ET
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I'm looking forward to the next Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency book.  I think Alexander McCall Smith is on the ninth book in this series. 

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 9:50 PM ET
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Mistaken Itentity and Swallow the Ocean sound amazing....cant wait!! =]

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:53 PM ET
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Haha, I've had that joshilyn jackson book on my wl for a while and never realized it's now out yet!

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 9:19 PM ET
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i cant wait for brisingr the last book in the inheritance trilogy