Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mar 7, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
One of the last untold stories of World War II, the extraordinary mission to rescue male and female survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this Shangri-La.
Weir imagines the world of Eleanor of Acquitaine, the beautiful 12th-century woman who was Queen of France, until she abandoned her royal husband for a younger man who would become King of England--Henry II. Vivid in detail, epic in scope, Captive Queen is abrilliantly wrought historical novel that encompasses the building of an empire and the monumental story of a royal marriage
When Frank Meyer and his family are executed, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him. What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it.
Read the bestselling novel that inspired the current NBC TV show. Learn how ten years ago, Mitch McDeere brought down a Memphis law firm operating as a front for the Chicago mob. Meet the characters: his wife Abbey, his brother Ray, his assistant Tammy. Read the book that launched John Grisham's career.
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
Mar 6, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
Combining the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity--pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who suggest that there will soon be a "cure" for the "disease" of aging. Hear Jacoby speak at the Thurber Evenings with Authors event on March 8.
Decades after the women in her family and their friend are shattered by the losses of two beloved men during World War II, Julia is approached by her long-lost great-grandmother and untangles a dark secret.
A collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable novellas. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband's sudden disappearance. A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man comes to grips with the joy--and vulnerability--of fatherhood. And, in the masterly opening novella, two teenagers from very different families forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and unsettling power of sex. Stunning psychological portraits by a gifted writer.
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman
Mar 4, 2012 - Mar 7, 2012
A second humorous collection of chick wit from Scottoline. She's farther down the road now, and the scenery has changed--ex-husbands Thing One and Thing Two are in her rear-view mirror, daughter Francesca has moved into an apartment, and Lisa's finding the silver lining in her empty nest. A frank, self-deprecating and witty gabfest from a talented journalist.
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
David J. Linden
Mar 1, 2012 - Mar 5, 2012
A Johns Hopkins neuroscientist takes a look at the neurobiology of pleasure--and how pleasures can become addictions. Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive.
This taut psychological thriller begins when Karen and her nine-year- old daughter, Alice, pick up Rex from a ten-year stint in prison for murder. Flash back to the sultry summer in 1990s London when Karen, a straight-A student on the verge of college graduation, first meets the exotic, flamboyant Biba and her brother Rex. A twisted tale with a shocking ending.
Twenty years is a long time to be without a father, and for Navy pilot Annie Peregrine-Goode the sky has become a home the earth has never been. Then her father calls out of the blue to ask for a dying wish. An enchanting novel of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets.