"[An] inventive and entertaining first thriller. The hard-edged characters and gritty plot recall Chandler's "mean streets," but the ornate puzzles laid before Verdon's detective might have challenged the "little grey cells" of Hercule Poirot. (Washington Post)
American divorcaee Armaiti has six months to live and her last wish is to see her three best friends again--Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta, all in Bombay. "Luminous. . . . Wise and absorbing, Umrigar's novel has the rich, chaotic vibrancy of a Mumbai marketplace." (People)
In Crais's third thriller "soldier of fortune Joe Pike is ready for a slickly plotted encounter with drug-dealing Bolivians and their strongmen." (Kirkus) After Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them wants it. Pike and his sidekick Elvis Cole soon learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem.
Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case
Aug 10, 2012 - Aug 13, 2012
"In this dazzling expose of a manipulative psychiatrist, an author who'd do anything for fame and a vulnerable girl caught in the middle, journalist Nathan reveals how these three women changed the psychiatric landscape by raising questions of identity that resonated with a generation. The result is a cautionary tale about the ways in which science, in the wrong hands, can capitalize on our collective fears. " (More magazine)
The Big Book of Bicycling: Everything You Need to Know, from Buying Your First Bike to Riding Your Best
Emily Furia; Bicycling Magazine Editors
Aug 9, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012
Bicycling Magazine editor Emily Furia and her colleagues have gathered the latest, most useful information on getting started, buying gear, maintaining both road and mountain bikes, training for speed, racing techniques, and understanding the rules of the road.
When a car of inebriated guests from Carmen's wedding hits and kills a girl on a country road, Carmen and the people involved in the accident connect, disconnect and reconnect throughout 25 subsequent years of marriage, parenthood, holidays and tragedies. " A laser-focused, compulsively readable tale of chance and fate with a big brain, sharp tongue, and huge heart." (Kit Steinkellner)
A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up.
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain and Germany Win, and Why the U. S. , Japan-And Even Iraq-Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport
Simon Kuper; Stefan Szymanski
Aug 6, 2012 - Aug 8, 2012
Written with an economist's brain and a sports writer's skill, the authors apply high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data in new ways, revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most loved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary way of looking at soccer that could affect the way the game is played internationally.
When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows. What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past. Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years ago...of an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice. They vowed, as children, to be silent--but one sister believes the truth must now be revealed.
In early 20th-century New York, Sacha Kessler's ability to see witches earns him an apprenticeship to the police department's star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf. With fellow apprentice Lily Astral, Sacha investigates who is trying to kill Thomas Edison. " Moriartys novel is chock-full of period detail (both in the authors confident prose and Geyers occasional pen-and-ink illustrations), feisty character dynamics, and a solid sense of humor." (Publishers Weekly)
A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals in this informational picture book. "This is one of those rare children's books that make you look at the physical world differently. . . spirals are beautiful--whether we see in them hints of infinity, the promise of unfolding potential, or the embodiment of mathematical perfection." (Publishers Weekly)
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Aug 3, 2012 - Aug 3, 2012
A captivating book about Wickenden's grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to "rough it" as a teacher in Colorado in 1916. "Imagine Isabel Archer wrangling the ragged, half-wild children of homesteaders, whirling through dances with hopeful cowboys, and strapping on snowshoes in the middle of the night to urge a fallen horse onto an invisible trail in high snowdrifts, and you'll have some idea of the intense charm and adventure of this remarkable book." (Maile Meloy)
Published after Phelp's extraordinary performance at the Beijing Games, this autobiography highlights the memorable races and valuable lessons leading up to his record breaking performance. Behind his tally of Olympic gold medals lies a consistent approach to competition, a determination to win, mental preparation, and a straightforward passion for his sport.