New Books on CD – October 2009

206 Bones Kathy Reichs, CD M REI – Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan regains consciousness in a small, dark, cold enclosed space.  Where is she?  What happened?

The Apostle Brad Thor, CD F THO – When American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action.

Blindman’s Bluff Faye Kellerman, CD F KEL – Homicide cop Peter Decker teams up  with wife and partner Rina Lazarus to investigate the murders of billionaire Guy Kaffey, his wife and four of his employees.

Brooklyn Colm Toibin, CD F TOI – In 1950s Ireland, Eilis Lacey is out of work and out of options.  She moves to America and finds a new life in Brooklyn.

The Castaways Elin Hilderbrand, CD F HIL – Intrigue and mystery surround the death of a couple off the coast of Nantucket. By the author of A Summer Affair.

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder Rebecca Wells, CD F WEL – The author of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood returns with another southern charmer.

The Defector Daniel Silva, CD F SIL – Gabriel Allon, art restorer and assassin, resumes his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when shocking news comes from London.

Dog On It Spencer Quinn, CD M QUI – Chet, the wise, lovable canine narrator, along with his Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private eye, investigate the disappearance of a missing teenager.

The Doomsday Key Jams Rollins, CD F ROL – Three murdered people, on three continents, have a horrifying connection: all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross. Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force are in a race against time.

Dune Road Jane Green, CD F GRE – Kit Hargrove is doing well after her divorce and finds the job of her dreams, assisting the blockbuster novelist, Robert McClore.

English Majors: A Comedy Collection for the Highly Literate With Garrison Keillor, CD 791.44 ENG – Great literary-related selections from the radio show: A Prairie Home Companion.

Even Money Dick Francis and Felix Francis, CD M FRA – Bookmaker Ned Talbot is shocked by a gray-haired man who tells him he is his father.  An hour later his newly-found father is fatally stabbed at Ascot and utters his last words, “be very careful.”

Excuses Begone! Wayne W. Dyer, CD 158.1 DYE 2009 – Ways to change self-defeating thinking patterns that may have prevented you from living at a higher level.

The Fixer Upper Mary Kay Andrews, CD F AND – Out of options, Dempsey Jo Killebrew reluctantly accepts her father’s offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the old family place in Guthrie, Georgia.

Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age Gregg Braden, CD 001.9 BRA – Are you curious about the buzz surrounding the year 2012?

The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson, CD M LAR – Publisher Mikael Blomkvist is  exposing a Swedish sex trade operation when two journalists are found murdered.

Guardian of Lies Steve Martini, CD F MAR – Defense lawyer Paul Madriani takes on a case to prove the innocence of Katia Solaz from Costa Rica.

Homer & Langley E.L. Doctorow, CD F DOC – Two reclusive brothers live in their once grand New York Fifth Avenue mansion.  Somehow, the epic events of the century seem to pass through their house.

The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise Joe Scarborough, CD 320.52 SCA 2009 – A new take on the nation’s political and economic situation.

The Last Song Nicholas Sparks, CD F SPA – A new love story from the ever popular Nicholas Sparks.

Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon Buzz Aldrin with Ken Abraham, CD B ALDRIN – The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous men on the planet; here is the rest of his story.

NPR Driveway Moments: Moms—Radio Stories that Won’t Let You Go CD 791.447 NPR – Moms are highlighted in these inspirational, heartfelt and funny stories.

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, CD 330.01 THA – Why do we sometimes make poor choices?  What can we do to optimize our decision-making?

Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress Lee Woodruff, CD B WOODRUFF – The author of In an Instant, the chronicle of her husband’s recovery from an injury sustained in Iraq, now looks at her life in terms both personal and universal.

Renegade: The Making of a PresidentRichard WolffeCD 324.973 WOL 2009The story of how a political newcomer with no money became the world’s most powerful leader.

South of Broad Pat Conroy, CD F CON – The author’s long awaited novel features a changing southern culture through the stories of a group of teenagers who face the future in 1969.

The Spire Richard North Patterson, CD F PAT – Mark Darrow becomes a college president of his alma mater, who begins to investigate a long-ago murder that was allegedly committed by his best friend.

That Old Cape Magic Richard Russo, CD F RUS – The triumphs and struggles of Jack Griffin’s marriage are chronicled over the course of two summers at Cape Cod.

Vanished Joseph Finder, CD F FIN – Roger Heller vanishes after he and his wife are attacked. The only one who has a chance of finding him is his brother, Nick, an investigator with a private intelligence firm.

New Books on CD – August 2009

Afghanistan in a Nutshell Tim Albone and Mark Hudson, CD 958.1 ALB – An historical perspective that helps to explain Afghanistan’s current position as one of the most dangerous countries on earth.

Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist Michael J. Fox, CD B FOX – The actor recounts his years with Parkinson’s Disease and learning to live a new life when he was happy with his old one.

Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity Mike Robbins, CD 158.1 ROB – How to overcome your fear about being who you really are.

Defiance: The Bielski Partisans Nechama Tec, CD 940.53 TEC – The incredible story of Tuvia Bielski, who began armed rescue missions for fellow Jews in Belorussia during the Holocaust.

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes Jamim Ansary, CD 909 ANS – The author explains how and why events in world history are perceived differently in the Muslim world.

Ecological Intelligence Daniel Goleman, CD 333.7 GOL – A look at the psychological aspects of our decisions regarding the green revolution and the environmental movement today.

Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman, CD 152.4 EMO – Two noted individuals share their thoughts on science and spirituality.

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite David E. Kessler, CD 613.2 KES 2009 – Why is it so difficult to resist certain foods and so easy to overindulge?

Fatally Flaky Diane Mott Davidson, CD M DAV – Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters the bride from hell as well as another murder.  Goldy goes undercover in her chef’s outfit.

Gone Tomorrow Lee Child, CD M CHI – Jack Reacher becomes suspicious of a fellow New York subway passenger and debates whether to save the lives of fellow passengers or his own.

The Help Kathryn Stockett, CD F STO – Three ordinary women in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962 take an extraordinary step.

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Michael Lewis, CD B LEWIS – The author explores the difference between the idea of fatherhood and his actual experiences.

Home Safe Elizabeth Berg, CD F BER – After the death of her husband, Helen Ames struggles to cope with grief, but she finds that perhaps he wasn’t the man she thought he was.

Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran Azadeh Moaveni, CD B MOAVENI – A journalist describes her time in Iran where she fell in love and began a family.

Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood Donovan Campbell, CD 956.7044 CAM – The author recounts service as a Marine officer and relates a tale of brotherhood, courage, and sacrifice.

Just Take My Heart Mary Higgins Clark, CD M CLA – The veteran mystery author returns with the story of a legal battle over the guilt or innocence of man accused of murdering his wife.

Knockout Catherine Coulter, CD F COU – FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are back and faced with the terror of  a young girl and a madman.

Long Lost Harlan Coben, CD M COB – Myron Bolitar’s old flame calls from Paris to report that she is being charged with her husband’s murder and the disappearance of her daughter.

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir Christopher Buckley, CD B BUCKLEY – The well-known author and only child of famous parents recounts the year in which both of them died.

Malice Lisa Jackson, CD M JAC – Deception and betrayal confront New Orleans detective Rick Bentz as he is forced to confront the ghosts of his past.

Medusa Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos, CD F CUS – The NUMA team faces what may be their most perilous mission of all.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle, CD 398.22 PYL – A new release of the familiar adventuresome tale of the merry band from Sherwood Forest. The Neighbor Lisa Gardner, CD M GAR – A young mother disappears from her South Boston home.  Detective Sergeant D.C. Warren finds that the picture of family normalcy turns murkier below the surface of their seemingly wholesome life.

The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 Paul Krugman, CD 330.9 KR – A look at the current economic situation and its similarities to the Great Depression.

Roadside Crosses Jeffery Deaver, CD F DEA – The Monterey Peninsula is stunned when roadside crosses are found along local highways — not as memorials, but as signals of  a murderer’s intention to kill.

The Scarecrow Michael Connelly, CD F CON – Jack McEvoy, from The Poet, is back and is being laid-off as a crime reporter for the L.A. Times. He decides to go out with a bang, to write the murder story of his career.

Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in the Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner & Mim E. Rivas,CD 158.1 GAR – Inspirational stories from the author of The Pursuit of Happyness.

The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life Ben Sherwood, CD 616.69 SHE – Who beats the odds and who surrenders?  Why do some people bounce back and others give up?

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built  Alexander McCall Smith, CD M MCC – Mma Ramotswe is in personal need of her own formidable detection talents in this latest outing in the popular series.

New Books on CD – May 2009

Abraham Lincoln: The American Presidents George S. McGovern, CD B LINCOLN – The U.S. senator and presidential candidate presents an inspiring view of the 16th president.

Acing the Interview Tony Beshara, CD 650.144 BES – Candid advice on dealing with the stressful job interview.

Agincourt Bernard Cornwell, CD F COR – During the Hundred Years War, on October 25, 1415, 6,000 English troops defeated a French brigade of 36,000 men.

The Book of Unholy Mischief Elle Newmark, CD F NEW – In Venice, 1498, rumors abound about an ancient book that holds the secrets to unimaginable power.

The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama Gwen Ifill, CD 973.932 IFI – A look at contemporary politics and the impact of Barack Obama’s rise to political power.

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy Martin Lindstrom, CD 658.831 LIN – A look at the persuasive strategies that work in regard to branding, marketing, advertising and packaging.

A Darker Place Jack Higgins, CD F HIG – Famous Russian writer Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to “disappear” into the West.

Enough Already: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You Peter Walsh, CD 646.7 WAL 2009 – How to deal with the overwhelming “stuff” in our lives.

The Forever War Dexter Filkins, CD 956.7044 FIL – A portrait of the Taliban, the 9/11 events, and the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Heart and Soul Maeve Binchy, CD F BIN – The stories of family, friends, patients and staff from a community heart clinic caught between the old and the new Ireland.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford, CD F FOR – Henry Lee recalls his coming-of-age during World War II and his Japanese girlfriend who was sent to the internment camps.

Intuitive Eating Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole, CD 613,25 RES – Get off the roller coaster of chronic dieting and heal your relationship with food.

The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America Steven Johnson, CD B PRIESTLY – A look at the contributions of Joseph Priestly and his influence on the American founding fathers.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon David Grann, CD 918.1 GRA 2009 – A mystery that reaches back centuries and an explorer’s sensational disappearance are featured in this tale of death and madness.

The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them Amy Dickinson, CD B DICKINSON – The syndicated advice columnist shares her mistakes and the remarkable story of the wonderful influence of the women from her hometown.

Mounting Fears Stuart Woods, CD F WOO – President Will Lee’s vice president just died in surgery and the new nominee may not be as innocent as once believed.

Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy M. William Phelps, CD B HALE – The life of the famous patriot whose last words were: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

No Limits: The Will to Succeed Michael Phelps, CD B PHELPS – The swimmer talks about his remarkable success at the Olympic Games.

The Num3rati Stephen Baker, CD 303.483 BAK – Each individual’s digital and electronic transactions are being used by corporations and politicians to transform everyday experiences.

The School of Essential Ingredients Erica Bauermeister, CD F BAU – Once a month, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant for a cooking class. Each wants to learn the art of cooking, but each one is looking for a recipe for something beyond the kitchen.

The Silent Man Alex Berenson, CD F BER – CIA agent John Wells thought he had reached his limit, but he is not at all prepared for what is about to happen.

Still Alice Lisa Genova, CD F GEN – Alice, in the prime of her life, finds herself in a desperate battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon Nick Trout, CD 636.089 TRO – The humor and heartache that animals bring to their owners.

Terminal Freeze Lincoln Child, CD F CHI – Scientists unearth an enormous ancient animal in the upper reaches of Alaska, but is it really dead?

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief James M. McPherson, CD B LINCOLN – The Civil War Scholar discusses how the current responsibilities of the American President were outlined by Abraham Lincoln.

Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Signficance Tony Dungy, CD 170.44 DUN – The noted football coach discusses what is really important in each person’s life.

Very Valentine Adriana Trigiani, CD F TRI – The beginning of a new trilogy by the popular author, features the dynamics of the Roncalli and Angelini families in Manhattan and Italy.

What I Did for Love Susan Elizabeth Phillips, CD F PHI – A crazy night in Vegas leads to an all-for-show marriage for down-on-her-luck Georgie York.

The White Tiger Aravind Adiga, CD F ADI – Servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, and murderer, Balram Halwai is a very complex individual.

The Yankee Years Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, CD B TORRE – What did it take to keep the Yankees on the top of the baseball world?

New Books on CD – December 2008

Against Medical Advice James Patterson and Hal Friedman – The best selling novelist presents his first nonfiction title with the story of Cory Friedman, a young man who endured years of suffering with Tourette’s syndrome.

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School Philip Delves Broughton – A Harvard MBA has been the golden ticket to American business. The author relates his educational experiences.

The Beach House Jane Green – When she learns she may lose her beloved house, Nantucket resident Nan takes out an ad — rooms to rent for the summer.

Black & White and Dead All Over John Darnton – New York police detective Priscilla Bollingsworth investigates the death of a merciless local newspaper editor.

The Bodies Left BehindJeffery Deaver – A night time call to 911 brings Brynn McKenzie to a scene of horror and a forced flight into the woods of Wisconsin.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Daniel G. Amen – The author states that anxiety, depression, anger and obsessiveness can be controlled by healing your brain.

The Christmas Sweater Glenn Beck – When 13-year-old Eddie receives a Christmas sweater instead of bicycle he is very disappointed. Later after his mother’s death, the sweater is all Edie has to remind him of her.

The Condition Jennifer Haigh – The McKotch family is devastated upon learning about the medical condition of their only daughter.

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American IdealsJane Mayer – The decisions made following the events of September 11, 2001 will continue to affect America is the coming years.

Devil May Care Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming – A new James Bond thriller written to celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth.

The Gate House Nelson DeMille – The author returns to the fabled Gold Coast of Long Island and the changing world of ultra-WASP, John Sutter.

The Given Day Dennis Lehane – At the end of World War I, America was a country torn by political and civil unrest. This sweeping novel centers on the events surrounding the Boston Police Strike of 1919. Starred reviews.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – A wonderful story about a unique book club that became an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans during WWII.

I See You Everywhere Julia Glass – The complex bond between sisters is explored in this tale of conscientious Louisa and iconoclastic Clem.

Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba…and Then Lost it to the Revolution T.J. English – The true tale of organized crime and political corruption that preceded the Cuban Revolution.

Heat Lightning John Sandford – The author’s latest outing features Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers and a disturbing series of murders.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew AmericaThomas L. FriedmanThe noted author of The World Is Flat looks at America’s loss of focus and the global environmental situation and how these two problems are linked.

Hot Mahogany Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is enjoying a quiet meal at Elaine’s when he is drawn into the cutthroat world of priceless antiques.

The Laughter of Dead Kings Elizabeth Peters – Vicky Bliss is back! The beautiful and brainy art historian/sleuth is in Egypt searching for solutions in the mysterious Valley of the Kings.

Legally Dead Edna Buchanan – U.S. Marshal Michael Venturi has a nightmare situation when a relocated government witness terrorizes a small town.

The Lucky One Nicholas Sparks – On a tour of duty in Iraq, U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a young woman that changes his life.

A Most Wanted ManJohn Le Carré – Issa, a young Russian man smuggled into Hamburg, meets up with Annabel, a civil rights lawyer, and Tommy Brue, as they become victims of rival intelligence operations in the War on Terror.

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey Jill Bolte Taylor – The author, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke at the age of 37. She shares her perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.

Rough Weather Robert B. Parker – Spenser is a bodyguard at a society wedding when his nemesis, Gray Man, guns down guests and kidnaps the bride.

Tailspin Catherine Coulter – Psychologist Timothy MacLean is in danger of being killed by a former patient.

This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation Barbara Ehrenreich – A satirical take on class disparities in the United States.

The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 Bob Woodward – The author’s fourth book about the Bush administration takes the reader through the highest levels of decision-making at the White House, Pentagon and State Department.

We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of VietnamHarold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway – The author of We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, revisits his relationships with ten American veterans as well as a Vietnamese general and two of his commanders.

New Books on CD – June 2008

Audition: A Memoir Barbara Walters – The legendary television journalist examines her own life and the many individuals she has known and interviewed.

Change of Heart Jodi Picoult – A mother’s tragic loss and a prisoner’s last chance for redemption are at the center of a high-impact plot.

Comfort Food Kate Jacobs – A celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment and manages to spice up her own life as well.

Compulsion Jonathan Kellerman – Dr. Alex Delaware conducts a suspenseful manhunt for a psychopathic killer.

Death of a Gentle Lady M.C. Beaton – The elderly Mrs. Gentle may not be all that she appears, especially after she is found murdered.

Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell – Ohioan Agnes Shanklin comes into an inheritance that allows her to take a trip to Egypt, just at the time of the Cairo Peace Conference of 1921.

The Downhill Lie: A Hacker’s Return to a Ruinous Sport Carl Hiaasen – An amusing take on a frustrating game.

Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill) David Cay Johnston – How does a strong economy lend itself to job uncertainty, debt, backruptcy and economic fear?

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World Eric Weiner – How can changing your location change your mood?

The Ghost War Alex Berenson – CIA Agent John Wells returns for a second outing after A Faithful Spy and embarks on another mission to Afghanistan.

A Golden Age Tahmima Anam – Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Indepence in 1971, Rehana Haque struggles to keep her family safe during a chaotic time.

Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out Marci Shimoff – How to experience happiness, no matter what is going on in your life.

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind Pema Chödrön – An introductory course in meditation by a noted teacher.

If I Only Knew Then… Learning from Our Mistakes Charles Grodin – The author relates stories from over 80 well known figures in entertainment, sports and politics, that feature mistakes and lessons learned.

An Irish Country Village Patrick Taylor – There’s always something brewing below the surface in the Irish town of Ballybucklebo. New from the author of a An Irish Country Doctor.

Killer Heat Linda Fairstein – D.A. Alex Cooper must cope with two brutal murders before the city tabloids begin publishing “serial killer” headlines.

The Lady Elizabeth Alison Weir – A look at the early life of young Elizabeth Tudor who would grow up to become England’s most powerful queen.

The Last Lecture Randy Pausch –The CMU professor who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer gave a “last lecture” that was a summation of what he had come to believe and that he wanted his children to know.

Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt Aida D. Donald – The amazing life of the first modern president.

The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World Tim Harford – Under the confusing surface of everyday life, hidden incentives are at work.

The Monsters of TempletonLauren Groff – Willie Upton returns to her home in Templeton, New York, and learns how one town holds the secrets of her family.

The Opposite of Love Julie Buxbaum – Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends a happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing.

A Prisoner of Birth Jeffrey Archer – If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend.

Song Yet Sung James McBride – A slave breakout in Maryland’s eastern shore of the 1850’s sets loose a drama of violence, hope, and redemption.

Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk Ben Carson – The renowned neurosurgeon invites us to embrace risk in our own lives in order to live our lives to their full potential.

Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri – From the author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake comes a new collection of emotionally complex stories.

What Now? Ann Patchett – Based on a commencement address, the author offers hope and inspiration for anyone at a crossroads in life.

The Whole Truth David Baldacci – Nicholas Creel heads up the world’s largest defense contractor who manipulates international conflicts for his own personal gain. But does he have an even bigger plan in mind?

You Can Do It! The Boomer’s Guide to a Great Retirement Jonathan D. Pond – Savvy financial advice from the well known PBS financial planner.

New Books on CD – March 2008

The Abstinence Teacher Tom Perrotta – Stonewood Heights is the setting for this story of a human sexuality teacher and her daughter’s soccer coach.

The Anatomy of Deception Lawrence Goldstone – Murder, secrets, and crime in the Philadelphia of 1889.

The Appeal John Grisham – A jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste.

The Art of Power Thich Nhat Hanh – True power comes from within.

Beverly Hills Dead Stuart Woods – Murder, political intrigue, and betrayal boil over in 1940’s Hollywood.

Big Boned Meg Cabot – Sometime sleuth Heather Wells finds herself on the shortlist of suspects in the murder of an unloveable boss.

Capitol Conspiracy William Bernhardt – Oklahoma defense attorney Ben Kincaid is in a campaign of terror against government officials in the nation’s capital.

The Chameleon’s Shadow Minette Walters – When British Lieutenant Charles Acland returns home from Iraq, he suffers from a head injury and personality changes, but is he capable of murder?

The Darkest Evening of the Year Dean Koontz – The new thriller by a perennially favorite author features Amy Redwing who is dedicated to saving golden retrievers.

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More Peter Walsh – Rather than count calories, focus on how, why, and where you eat.

Duma Key Stephen King – Recuperating from a construction accident, Edgar Freemantle’s life takes a supernatural turn as he recuperates on Duma Key. Vintage King.

The Fall of the House of Bush Craig Unger – A critical look at the Bush presidency and the war in Iraq.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen – Our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax and our minds are clear.

The Ghost Robert Harris – Power, politics, corruption and murder are all featured in a thriller involving a ghost writer and a British prime minister.

Her Last Death Susanna Sonnenberg – An emotional tale of a daughter’s relationship with her mother.

Homecoming Bernhard Schlink – As a child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with few memories of his father. His search for him takes him through Europe and finally to New York City.

The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want Sonja Lyubomirsky – Methods to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives — in the short term and over the long term.

I Am Legend Richard Matheson – The classic horror novel, recently released as a film, is now available as an audiobook.

I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers Tim Madigan – The story of the author’s personal friendship with Mr. Rogers and the important legacy that he left to all of us.

Light of the Moon Luanne Rice – Susannah Connolly travels to France to fulfill her mother’s dying wish to find a mysterious saint linked to her family’s history.

The Painter of Battles Arturo Pérez-Reverte – Andres Faulques, a famous war photographer, has retired on the coast of Spain, when the man featured in a long-ago photograph appears with the intention of killing him.

Remember Me Sophie Kinsella – Following a car accident, Lexi Smart finds she has a completely different life than the one she used to know.

The Secret Between Us Barbara Delinsky – Deborah Monroe and her daughter, Grace are in an accident. When Deborah takes responsibility, the deception takes on a life of its own.

The Senator’s Wife Sue Miller – The author of While I Was Gone returns with the story of two women and a portrait of two marriages.

The Serpent’s Tale Ariana Franklin – Adelia Aguilar, returns from her earlier outing in Mistress of the Art of Death, to unravel the murder of King Henry II’s mistress.

7th Heaven James Patterson – The Women’s Murder Club faces a terrifying case.

Shadow Music Julie Garwood – King John has arranged for the marriage of Princess Gabrielle to a Scottish laird, but intrigue, war and romance intervene.

Shakespeare: The World as Stage Bill Bryson – The author explores the life and works of William Shakespeare and offers humorous reflections of his own adventures in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tree of Smoke Denis Johnson – Outstanding reviews have accompanied this new novel set during the Vietnam War era.

Watchman Ian Rankin – Miles Flint is a government spy who has been making some serious mistakes.

Wizard’s Daughter Catherine Coulter – A young woman with a mysterious past is able to interpret an ancient book in 1830’s London.

New Books on CD – February 2008

The Almost Moon Alice Sebold – The author of The Lovely Bones presents a portrait of a mother-daughter bond that descends into murder.

Away Amy Bloom – When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb comes to America alone, but then she learns that her daughter, Sophie, may still be alive.

Book of the Dead Patricia Cornwell – The “Book of the Dead” is the morgue log. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning.

Bridge of Sighs Richard Russo – The author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Empire Falls, returns with a story of a small-town family confronted with the experiences of a friend who now lives in Italy.

Clapton: The Autobiography Eric Clapton – The prominent rock star tells the story of his eventful life.

A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted Will Bowen – Learn how to form the positive habit of not complaining, criticizing or gossiping.

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 Rick Atkinson – The harrowing story of the Allies’ campaign to liberate Italy.

Double Cross James Patterson – Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain he has ever encountered–a serial killer who aspires to be a celebrity.

Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office David Novak – The chairman of the world’s largest restaurant company explains his street-smart wisdom.

Free Fall Fern Michaels – Sooner or later, the Sisterhood always gets their man.

Gentlemen of the Road Michael Chabon – The noted literary stylist presents a riff on the legendary adventure novels, with a tale of two 9th century men of fortune.

Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground Robert D. Kaplan – A firsthand account of the work of American military personnel throughout the world.

New Books on CD – January 2008

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World Alan Greenspan – The former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board explores the possiblities and challenges of the global economy.

The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) from the Inside Out Joe Vitale – A how-to manual for living both in and out of business.

Bad Luck and Trouble Lee Child – Jack Reacher reunites with his old military team.

Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day Joel Osteen – The well-known pastor examines principles for improvement.

The Blood of Flowers Anita Amirrezvani – A young woman in 17th century Persia is passionate about designing beautiful carpets.

Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients that You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling Michael Port – Marketing and sales advice for service businesses.

The Broken Shore Peter Temple – Detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town on the South Australian coast.

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War David Halberstam – The noted historian provides a sweeping overview as well as the individual stories of soldiers of the Korean War.

Critical Robin Cook – Dr. Angela Dawson is confronted with drug-resistant staph infections in this medical thriller.

Free Fire C.J. Box – A lawyer kills four environmental activists in Yellowstone National Park in the “free fire” zone.

Fresh Disasters Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington’s latest adventure sends him into the heart of New York’s mafia.

Here if You Need Me: A True Story Kate Braestrup – Following her husband’s death, the author pursued his dream of becoming a minister.

How to Overcome Fear and Live Life to the Fullest Marcos Witt – The things we fear may seem insurmountable — a positive message to living a fuller life.

I Gave You My Heart, But You Sold It Online Dixie Cash – A west Texas mystery starring the Domestic Equalizers.

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World James J. Cramer – The television financial guru tells you what you need to know to make money in the stock market.

Life’s Missing Instruction Manual: The Guidebook You Should Have Been Give at Birth Joe Vitale – With humor and anecdotes, a guide with practical steps to help you take control of your life.

Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu Laurence Bergreen – Marco Polo’s odyssey–along the Silk Road and through all the circumstances of his life–is chronicled in illuminating detail.

Power Play Joseph Finder – The top officers of Hammond Aerospace Corporation are taken hostage at a remote mountain retreat.

Run Ann Patchett – The author of Bel Canto weaves a tale of family and extended relationships in contemporary Boston.

The Seventh Sacrament David Hewson – Back in Rome, Detectives Costa, Peroni and Falcone are faced with a mysterious murder involving the ancient cult of Mithras.

Shoot Him if He Runs Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington and Holly Barker find themselves on the island of St. Marks searching for a fugitive who may be in plain sight.

Simple-ology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want Mark Joyner – The five laws that can help you succeed.

Songs Without Words Ann Packer  – The author of The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, returns with a tale of a lifelong friendship pushed to the breaking point.

Stone Cold David Baldacci – Revenge, conspiracy, and murder bring the Camel Club face-to-face with their greatest threat.

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself Alan Alda – Meditations on questions great and small by the well known performer.

Ultimate Weapon Chris Ryan – Nick and Jed fight their way through a war-ravaged Iraq to find the woman they love and to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon.

The War: An Intimate History 1941-1945 Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns – The individuals featured in this audiobook are the ordinary men and women who experienced and helped to win the most devastating war in history.

What on Earth Have I Done? Stories, Observations and Affirmations Robert Fulghum – The author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten presents new essays about the mysteries of being alive.

The Wheel of Darkness Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – A luxury ocean liner, an ancient Tibetan box, and an FBI agent are involved in this new thriller.

You’ve Been Warned James Patterson and Howard Roughan – Photographer and nanny Kristin Burns searches for the truth through the lens of her camera.