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.