New Books on CD – January 2010

Angel Time Anne Rice, CD F RIC – Haunted by his decision to become an assassin rather than a priest, Toby O’Dare is faced with an unusual decision that is presented to him by an angel.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Christopher McDougall, CD 796.424 MCD – The true story of the tribe of Mexican Indians called the Tarahumara. The author journeys into Mexican canyons to learn the secrets behind their long-distance running.

Brutal Telling Louise Penny, CD F PEN – Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate a murder in the Canadian vacation town of Three Pines.

A Change in Altitude Anita Shreve, CD F SHR – Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months before they take on a year-long adventure of living in Kenya.

A Christmas Blizzard Garrison Keillor, CD F KEI – The inimitable storyteller regales us with the story of James Sparrow and his trip to North Dakota to visit his dying Uncle Earl.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barbery, CD F BAR – The concierge of a Parisian apartment building finds a kindred soul in a super-smart twelve-year-old who had decided to end her life on her thirteenth birthday.

Fire and Ice J.A. Jance, CD F JAN – Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont and Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady find that their separate investigations may be related.

Ford County John Grisham, CD F GRI – The best-selling author offers a collection of short stories based in Ford County, Mississippi.

A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore, CD F MOO – A much heralded novel. The author’s first in over a decade, focuses on the anxiety and disconnection of post 9/11 America.

Half Broke Horses Jeannette Walls, CD F WAL – The author of Glass Castle returns with a true-life novel about the author’s compelling, no-nonsense grandmother.

Have a Little Faith Mitch Albom, CD 296.7 ALB – While collecting the life story of an 82-year-old rabbi, the author encounters an impoverished convict turned Detroit pastor. He explores the truth behind both their worlds and messages.

Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Niffenegger, CD F NIF – When their aunt dies and leaves her London flat to them, twin sisters Julia and Valentina leave Chicago for a new life in England.

Hothouse Orchid Stuart Woods, CD F WOO – After years spent trailing an internationally wanted terrorist, Special Agent Holly Barker returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida.

How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud Ken Fisher, CD 364.153 FIS – The author presents five signs that can alert you to possible scams and thus insulate you against financial fraud.

Juliet, Naked Nick Hornby, CD F HOR – What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? As he releases the acoustic version of his album, Juliet, Tucker Crowe is about to find out.

Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver, CD F KIN – The story of Harrison Shepherd who is pulled between Mexico and the United States as both nations invent their modern identities in the years before World War II.

Last Night in Twisted River John Irving, CD F IRV – In 1954, a twelve-year-old boy and his father become fugitives after a terrible hunting accident. From the author of The World According to Garp.

No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II Jeff Shaara, CD F SHA – The noted historical novelist’s third installment of his World War II series.

No Time to Wave Goodbye Jacquelyn Mitchard, CD F MIT – The Cappadora family is revisited in this unsettling follow-up to The Deep End of the Ocean.

Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi, CD B AGASSI – The champion tennis player looks at his life and career, revealing the highs and lows of playing at the most elite level.

Pirate Latitudes Michael Crichton, CD F CRI – A pirate named Hunter teams up with Jamaican authorities in a plot to plunder a Spanish treasure ship.

The Professional Robert B. Parker, CD F PAR – Hired to investigate Gary Eisenhower, notorious for his affairs with married women, Spenser finds his investigation shifting from blackmail to murder.

Superfreakonomics Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, CD 330 LEV 2009 – The author of Freakonomics returns with insightful looks into global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance.

To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, CD F GIN – A new look at the American Revolution through the stories of Thomas Paine, General George Washington and Private Jonathan Van Dorn.

Trial by Fire J.A. Jance, CD F JAN – After a young woman is saved from a raging Arizona fire, Sister Anselm tends to the amnesiac victim. Her efforts, along with Ali Reynolds of the Yavapai County Police Department, may attract a determined killer.

True Compass: A Memoir Edward M. Kennedy, CD B KENNEDY – The extraordinary life story of the Massachusetts senator.

The Vintage Caper Peter Mayle, CD F MAY – Culinary delights, sumptuous wines, colorful characters and a lot of fun.

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman Jon Krakauer, CD B TILLMAN – The remarkable life and controversial “friendly fire” death of the NFL player turned Army Ranger