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.