Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 21, 2012
A paradigm-shifting book that shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts, and gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. "An intelligent and often surprising look at what makes us who we are." (Booklist)
Each summer, Kate Livingston returns to her family's lakeside cottage, a place of simple living and happy times--a place where she hopes her son Aaron can blossom. But her quiet life gets a bit more interesting with the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, JD Harris.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth with this memoir of her years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence. It begins with Paul and Julia--a tall, wide-eyed girl from Pasadena who can't cook and doesn't speak a word of French--disembarking in Le Havre, and ends with the launching of the two "Mastering" cookbooks and Julia winning the heart of America as "The French Chef."
Evan's book is part ghost story, part murder mystery, part coming-of-age tale, part romance. It's a delightful cocktail. Justin Evans' writing is crisp, his storytelling vigorous, his sense of the uncanny pitch perfect. And he's written a wonderfully creepy book." (Scott Smith)
"[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.