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.