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1776
Author: David McCullough
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 244
Review Date: 2/24/2006
Helpful Score: 1


For history buffs this is a wonder account of those who marched with George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence.


84, Charing Cross Road
84, Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 91
Review Date: 8/5/2005
Helpful Score: 1


This is a delightful book! I devoured it in one sitting. It's a wonderful collection of letters between the author and employees of a bookstore in London.


98 Degrees The Official Book 4 Color
98 Degrees The Official Book 4 Color
Author: K.M. Squires
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 8/17/2006


Meet Nick, Drew, Justin, and Jeff, the harmony-driven Ohio four-some that make up the red-hot talent of the sizzling singing group 98 degrees. Fly with the guys behind-the-scenes, on-and off-stage, as they talk about their music, their friendships, their families, and their fans, and hear what their moms, their manager, and record label have to say about this down-to-earth, talented group who are heating up the charts and stirring up the scene.


All American Girls: The USA National Soccer Team
All American Girls: The USA National Soccer Team
Author: Marla Miller, Zachary Ty Bryan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/18/2006


Score the winning goal with superstar Mia Hamm. Chart the plays and take to the field with co-captain Julie Foudy. Go for the gold with the champs-Michelle Akers, Carla Overbook, Kristine Lilly, and the rest of the stella 1999 World Cup team! Read all about your favorite players in the first authorized book on the members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.
Find the latest stats, action-packed photos, bios, and advice from the hottest stars in professional sports today. Follow these all-American girls from their earliest days in soccer to their record-breaking careers, with Q&As, and personal info you won't find anyplace else. It's all here, in the book that's a must-have for every soccer fan!


The Angel of Darkness
The Angel of Darkness
Author: Caleb Carr
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/24/2006


"as winning a historical thriller as The Alienist...The reader keeps right on turning the pages." The New York Times

"GRIPPING...Carr is at his strongest, exploring the dark underside of the human psyche and ferreting out the terrors and tragedies that drive men...and women...to kill...In Libby Hatch. Carr has created a villain whose cunning is nearly equal to his detectives' crime-solving prowess...The mystery is plotted with military precision.
USA Today


Aprons on a Clothesline (Lake Emily, Bk 3)
Aprons on a Clothesline (Lake Emily, Bk 3)
Author: Traci Depree
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 37
Review Date: 1/20/2007
Helpful Score: 2


This is the third in a series which really should be read in sequence....the other two being A Can of Peas and Dandelions in a Jelly Jar. It's a wonderful series revolving around family and farming in the midwest.


The Art of Doing Nothing : Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself
Review Date: 8/13/2006
Helpful Score: 2


"Feeling frazzled? Stop whatever you're doing and peruse, as needed, The Art of Doing Nothing, Veronique Vienne's charming RX for harried hearts and overwrought minds. Sweet, seductive, and sassy, her winsome imagination and irresistible wisdom are persuasive reminders that we do too much and live too little."


The Associate
The Associate
Author: Phillip Margolin
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 111
Review Date: 2/28/2006


From the back of the book:

A poster boy for the American Dream, former blue-collar boy turned high-powered lawyer Daniel Ames is on easy street as an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm.

Until one man...and one case...changes everything.

When a charismatic lawyer sues the firm's biggest client, a pharmaceutical company, for manufacturing a drug that causes unspeakable birth defects, Daniel believes the case has no merit. But when information implicating company malfeasance surfaces, the intrepid lawyer doggedly scrambles to find the truth...an investigation that leads him into a vortex of greed, corruption, deceit, and murder. Suddenly caught on the wrong side of the law and in the crosshairs of a powerful enemy, Daniel must unmask an evil conspiracy that wants to bury a deadly secret..and Daniel with it.


Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 683
Review Date: 9/9/2005


"A funny, touching, sly and altogether delightful novel...about the power of art to enlarge our imaginations.!

The Washington Post Book World


The Beach House
The Beach House
Author: James Patterson, Peter De Jonge
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 504
Review Date: 9/6/2006


The Beach House is a breathtaking legal thriller of deceit and revenge with a finale so shocking, it could only have come from the mind of James Patterson.


The Bernini Bust (Jonathan Argyll, Bk 3)
The Bernini Bust (Jonathan Argyll, Bk 3)
Author: Iain Pears
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/21/2006


From the back of the book: Jonathan Argyll has finally done something right...he's sold an overpriced Titian to a well-endowed museum in L. A. Not bad for an art dealer who thinks selling paintings is the most unpleasant part of his job. And never mind that the Moresby Museum is known more for tackiness than for taste. Argyll's just anxious for the deal to be done...and he's come to L. A. to drop off the painting and pick up the check. But it turns out there are a few devils loose in the City of Angels. Like the sneaky art dealer whom Argyll suspects of smuggling a Bernini bust out of Italy. And the museum's imperious owner, who's got a lot more money than sense...and is murdered right before both the smuggler and the bust disappear..


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Author: Barbara Robinson, Judith Gwyn Brown (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/27/2006


From the back of the book: The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain. So it surprised just about everybody when they decided to take part in the town's Christmas pageant.
The Herdmans had never heard of the Christmas story, but the way they interpreted it, you'd think the story of Jesus came right out of the F.B.I. files. (They called the Wise Men a bunch of dirty spies.) It was a Christmas pageant to remember.


Bet Me
Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 882
Review Date: 9/20/2006


Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. Even if she does wear great shoes and keeps him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.
But Fate has other plans and it's not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon, they're dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakisly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of.. Including the biggest gamble of all..true love.


Big Cherry Holler (Big Stone Gap, Bk 2)
Big Cherry Holler (Big Stone Gap, Bk 2)
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/7/2005


This is an extra copy I picked up at the library to have for trade. I have not read it but hear it's a great read. From Publishers Weekly: "(This) big-hearted novel ...is populated with many of the same characters readers found endearing the first time around: and the story of a mother grappling with grief over the loss of a child is genuinely moving."


Blood Orchid (Holly Barker, Bk 3)
Blood Orchid (Holly Barker, Bk 3)
Author: Stuart Woods
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/4/2005


"Stuart Woods, famous for his Stone Barrington private eye novels, has created a whole new series with its own unique voice. The Holly Barker police procedurals are fun to read because the author imbues a subtle sense of humor in many of the characters....Mr. Woods just keeps getting better with each book he writes." BookBrowser


Blue Skies (Kendrick/Coulter, Bk 4)
Blue Skies (Kendrick/Coulter, Bk 4)
Author: Catherine Anderson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 297
Review Date: 5/12/2006


Carly Adams feels as if she's been given a new lease on life. Born with a rare eye disease, she was blind until a recent operation restored her sight. Now she's eager to experience everything the world has to offer...including the sweet talk of a handsome cowboy who rouses her desire...
Hank Coulter has no plans to settle down, until he discovers that Carly Adams is carrying his child..a pregnancy that threatens her eyesight. Obsessed with making things right, he bullies the blue-eyed beauty into marrying him. With her radiant smile and remarkable goodness, Carly is exactly the kind of wife he'd always imagined by his side. But if Hank wants their practical arrangement to become permanent, he's going to have to convince Carly that one moment of risk can bring about a lifetime of joy...


Body Detectives: A Book About the Five Senses
Review Date: 8/17/2006


Body Detectives is an introduction to the five senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. The simple rhyming text tells us how we learn about the world from our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin.


The Body in the Snowdrift (Faith Fairchild, Bk 15)
The Body in the Snowdrift (Faith Fairchild, Bk 15)
Author: Katherine Hall Page
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/7/2007


A nice cozy mystery.


Case of Lies (Nina Reilly, Bk 11)
Case of Lies (Nina Reilly, Bk 11)
Author: Perri O'Shaughnessy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 135
Review Date: 10/9/2006


From the back of the book: Having returned to Lake Tahoe after a stint in California...where her love life took a tumble...Nina Reilly is getting back to work, investigating an unsolved murder that happened outside a Tahoe casino two years before. As she tried to unravel the mystery of that brutal night, a harrowing journey begins..one that takes her from the dark underworld of Tahoe's casinos to the halls of a prestigious East Coast university to Europe and an emotional reunion with Kurt Scott, the father of her teenage son.
As old feelings are rekindled, Nina's case turns violent...Everyone has something to hide...the brilliant but unstable mathematics student who has made an astonishing discovery, the owner of a motel where the shooting took place, and the shooter, who has turned the whole case into a gigantic lie...


Cat and Mouse
Cat and Mouse
Author: Michael Newton
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 2/26/2006


From the back cover:
He sat quietly in his soundproof, windowless basement trophy room, surrounded by the spoils of his hunt, planning his next in painstaking detail. The game required restraint, vigilance. But he hadn't thought twice about the pseudonymous letters he'd sent to Thomas Edward Bender on Death Row. In Bender he'd seen his soul-mate. But Bender was caught. Howard Michael Starr-man of a thousand faces, who wielded his knife like an artist, leaving no traces at all---was free....
Adam Reed witnessed Bender's execution. Now as he sorted through Bender's last effects, preparing to write his biography, he found letters signed "Michael Sturgess." P.O.B. Santa Rosa,California. Sturgess was more than a fan. He wanted to get into Bender's head, to know his every thought and feeling. Then Reed read about the Santa Rosa Slasher, killer of twenty-three women, suspected of seven more. That was when he informed the authorities and agreed to become the bait to lure a possible suspect into the noonday sun...
In this terrifying account of a serial killer and the writer who becomes his prey, Michael Newtaon has fashioned a diabolical novel that will hold you hostage until the last heart-stopping page.


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