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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 »

Clair-de-Lune by Cassandra Golds

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2006 | Reviewer: Lisa Lenard-Cook

Contemporary young adult books have become burdened by requirements and expectations no one book can hope to meet. Unless the book is Clair-de-Lune, Cassandra Gold’s remarkable fairy tale about a young, mute ballerina who must learn to face her deepest fears in order to understand the importance of love. Gold manages to not only spin a wholly original tale but to do so in language by turns melodious and downright funny – sometimes both at the same time Read more »

Once Upon a Day by Lisa Tucker

Pub Date: Apr 11, 2006 | Reviewer: Lesley Williams

Twenty-three year old Dorothea O’Brien is on a quest to find her older brother, who left the ‘Sanctuary’ where they had lived with their father since early childhood. Sheltered her entire life from the modern world, she is ill-equipped to deal with the challenges facing her. In a twist of fate, she meets Stephen, a cabdriver who has retreated from the world as well, unable to overcome his own loss. Together they will trace the path of Dorothea’s past, uncovering long-held secrets and discovering themselves in the process Read more »