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Grayson by Lynne Cox

Pub Date: Aug 20, 2006

    Grayson Lynne Cox Knopf 8/20/2006 Hardcover/148 pages ISBN: 0-307-26454-8 Buy This Book     ". . . a welcome and beautifully written diversion." This slim volume, Grayson, reports Lynne Cox’s encounter with a baby gray whale in the waters off Long Beach and provides a welcome and beautifully written diversion. Cox’s straightforward Read more »

Rapture by Thomas Tessier

Pub Date: Aug 20, 2006

  Rapture Thomas Tessier Dorchester Publishing 08/20/06 Trade Paperback/342 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5558-9 ". . .a cautionary tale that reminds us hell is a cold place when the scorned lover is a man of means and intelligence." All work and no play make Jeff a dangerous man. Jeff Lisker is returning home to Connecticut to bury Read more »

Last Notes by Tamas Dobozy

Pub Date: Aug 18, 2006

    Last Notes A collection of stories Tamas Dobozy Arcade 08/18/2006 Hardcover/181 pages ISBN: 1-55970-808-5 Buy This Book     "Dobozy writes with meticulous detail and a compelling tenderness…"   Last Notes is a collection of ten short stories written by English Professor Dr. Tamas Dobozy. They were first published in Canada and Read more »

Daughter of the Ganges by Asha Miró

Pub Date: Jun 20, 2006

    Daughter of the Ganges A Memoir Asha Miró Atria Books June 2006 Hardcover/320 pages ISBN: 0-7432-8672-3 Buy This Book     ". . .an intimate look into one woman’s quest to uncover her origins." "…delves into the wider issues of international adoption along with the values and lifestyles of Western society contrasted Read more »

Thriller edited by James Patterson

Pub Date: Jun 15, 2006 | Reviewer: J. M. Cornwell

Thirty authors in the newly formed International Thriller Writers present stories in this first ever collection of short thrillers using one familiar character or plot line from an author’s well known work. It will keep readers up all night. The book is dedicated to the late author Dennis Lynds whose work is also included. It is a collection of the best and brightest the ITW and writing has to offer Read more »

Swapping Lives by Jane Green

Pub Date: Jun 6, 2006

  Swapping Lives Jane Green Viking 06/06/2006 Hardcover/410 pages ISBN: 0-670-03480-0 Buy This Book   ". . .a quick adrenalin jolt of the American dream." Jane Green’s “Swapping Lives” is yet another “chick-lit” novel about educated, talented, hip and stylish women in their twenties or thirties who are searching for the ideal life with Read more »

The Last Spymaster by Gayle Lynds

Pub Date: Jun 6, 2006

  The Last Spymaster Gayle Lynds St. Martins Press 06-06-06 Hardcover/400 pages ISBN: 0-312-30159-6 Buy This Book   "The art of spying is about illusion and truth seen through a fun house mirror." ". . . a provocative and exciting thriller . . ." The art of spying is about illusion and truth seen Read more »

Sand Dollar Summer by Kimberly K. Jones

Pub Date: Jun 3, 2006

    Sand Dollar Summer Kimberly K. Jones Margaret K. McElderry Books June 2006 Hardcover/224 pages ISBN: 1-416903-62-3 Buy This Book     ". . . Jones has written a promising debut novel. . ." ". . . Reminiscent of Judy Blume’s works . . ." “Don’t ever doubt that a mere second can Read more »

How To Succeed in Murder by Margaret Dumas

Pub Date: May 30, 2006

      How To Succeed in Murder Margaret Dumas Poisoned Pen Press May 2006 Hardcover/0 pages ISBN: 1-59058-260-8 Buy This Book   "If you like your murder mysteries cooked up with a dash of fun, How To Succeed in Murder will be just what you ordered." "Dumas knows her city well… you?ll recognize Read more »

The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga

Pub Date: May 5, 2006

  The Night Buffalo Guillermo Arriaga: Translated Alan Page Atria Books 5/5/2006 Hardcover/228 pages ISBN: 0-7432-8185-3 Buy This Book   ". . . a stark and engaging tale of madness." "Arriaga is primarily a film maker and his ventures into fiction showcase his cinematic sensibilities." When the earwigs swim through your blood, the night Read more »