The Blood Red Indian Summer: A Berger and Mitry Mystery
Aug 22, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012
When a famously volatile and suspended NFL superstar linebacker Tyrone Grantham and his entourage decide to spend this season in exile in bucolic Dorset--much to the dismay of his early-to-bed, ultra-white neighbors--African American state trooper Des Mitry is put on the spot. And when Tyrone's 17-year-old sister-in-law washes up on Mitch Berger's (Des' boyfriend's) beach, bloodied and barely alive, Des is on the case.
It is the spring of 2002 and a perfect storm has hit Boston. Across the city's archdiocese, trusted priests have been accused of the sexual abuse of young boys. In "Faith," Jennifer Haigh explores the fallout for one devout family, the McGanns. "With an exquisite sense of drama and mystery, Haigh delivers a taut, well-crafted tale. . . . Indelibly rendered characters, suspenseful pacing, and fearless but sensitive handling of a controversial subject will make this a must-read for book discussion groups." (Booklist)
A lead science writer for "The New York Times"--and lifelong yoga practitioner--examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity.
Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 22, 2012
Dohrman takes readers inside the machine that produces America's basketball stars. "Play Their Hearts Out" reveals a cutthroat world where boys as young as eight or nine are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. At the book's heart are the personal stories of two compelling figures: Joe Keller, an ambitious coach with a master plan to find and promote "the next LeBron," and Demetrius Walker, a fatherless latchkey kid who falls under Keller's sway and struggles to live up to unrealistic expectations.
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-- winning classic is one of the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. "If you read only one western novel in your life, read "Lonesome Dove"." (USA Today)
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)