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Traveler by Ron McLarty

Pub Date: Jan 7, 2007

Traveler Ron McLarty Viking 01/07/07 Hardcover/280 pages ISBN: 978-0-670-03474-1 Buy This Book       "The past is a traveler that shows up when least expected, leaving death and complacency in its wake." The past is a traveler that shows up when least expected, leaving death and complacency in its wake. Jono Riley picks Read more »

America’s Last Days by Douglas Mackinnon

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2007

    America’s Last Days. Douglas Mackinnon Dorchester Leisure Books 01/01/07 Trade Paperback/337 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5802-2 Buy This Book     ". . . a brand-name political thriller." America’s Last Days is a brand-name political thriller—a book full of brand names. The story concerns a military conspiracy to take over the U.S. government, and, Read more »

Challenging the Pacific by Maud Fontenoy

Pub Date: Nov 6, 2006

  Challenging the Pacific The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route Maud Fontenoy Arcade Publishing 11/09/2006 Hardcover/166 pages ISBN: 1559708182 Buy This Book   "…her feat demonstrates how the individual’s endurance can be pushed as far as she is determined to go." In 2003 Maud Fontenoy became the first woman to row across Read more »

Death’s Dominion by Simon Clark

Pub Date: Oct 31, 2006

  Death’s Dominion Simon Clark Dorchester 10/31/06 Trade Paperback/342 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5493-0 ". . . the ultimate tale of prejudice and fear, expanding on Mary Shelley’s themes in new and provocative ways." Death is not the end. Death is the beginning of eternity. The reanimated dead are hard to kill. A necklace of explosives is Read more »

The Second Mouse by Archer Mayor

Pub Date: Oct 19, 2006

The Second Mouse Archer Mayor Mysterious Press 10/19/06 Hardcover/304 pages ISBN: 0892960728 Buy This Book     "…a deceptively simple jigsaw puzzle with seemingly unrelated pieces that fit beautifully together in the end." Even evil men can be decent—but only just. Agent Joe Gunther walks unannounced upon the scene of Michelle Fisher’s death. An Read more »

Prizefighter en mi casa by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Pub Date: Oct 12, 2006

  Prizefighter en mi casa e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Delacorte Press 10/12/2006 Hardcover/206 pages ISBN: 0-385-73325-9 “. . . accept what you are and love that.” The teen book Prizefighter en mi Casa by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo weighed on me like steel mesh woven by my own junior high school memories. Like the twelve year old main character Read more »

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson

Pub Date: Oct 6, 2006

  The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Bill Bryson Broadway 10/06/2006 Hardcover/270 pages ISBN: 0-7679-1936-x Buy This Book   "It is obvious Bryson’s heart, if not his home, is still rooted in the thick, rich topsoil of Iowa . . ." The Thunderbolt Kid, with his powerful and devastating ThunderGaze, Read more »

The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist by Thomas McCormack

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2006

    The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist A Book for Writers, Teachers, Publishers, and Anyone Else Devoted to Fiction Thomas McCormack Philadelphia: Paul Dry Books 10/01/2006 Trade Paperback/167 pages ISBN: 1589880307 Buy This Book     ". . .good tips for fiction writers." I missed The Fiction Editor when it was Read more »

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 »