New Fiction – Winter 2011

The Accident By Ismail Kadare – “A psychological thriller of twisted passions, dual identities, and political subterfuge.”
American Assassin By Vince Flynn – Mitch Rapp takes on his first assignment, in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.  The story of how it all began.
The Athena Project By Brad Thor – The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level — and not a moment too soon.
Being Polite to Hitler By Robb Forman Dew – At age fifty-four, Agnes Scofield realizes that she is tired of the routine of her life.  Family drama in post-World War II America.
The Book of Tomorrow By Cecelia Ahern – What if we knew what tomorrow would bring? Would we fix it? Could we?
The Brave By Nicholas Evans – The author of The Horse Whisperer relates the story of one man’s struggle to save his son—and himself—from the mistakes of the past.
Clara and Mr. Tiffany By Susan Vreeland – Who was the woman who designed nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany is now remembered?  From the author of Luncheon of the Boating Party.
The Cypress House By Michael Koryta – A journey to Florida’s coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in this supernatural thriller.
Dead or Alive By Tom Clancy – After almost a decade, Tom Clancy returns.  Need we say more?
Dead Spy Running By Jon Stock – Daniel Marchant, a suspended M16 officer, is running the London Marathon.  He is also running out of time.
Dead Zero By Stephen Hunter – The latest mission for veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger who may have met the only man who can outshoot him.
The Death Instinct By Jed Rubenfeld – Set against the backdrop of the devastating Wall Street bombing of September 1920 is the story of a tumultuous time following WWI.
Eighteen Acres By Nicolle Wallace – To the world it is known as the White House.  To the staff that works twelve to fifteen hours a day there, it’s the “Eighteen Acres.”
The Final Reckoning By Sam Bourne – Tom Byrne, once an idealistic young lawyer, uncovers a clandestine brotherhood and a sixty-year-old secret — the last great mystery of World War II.
The Golden Mean By Annabel Lyon – An intriguing re-imagining of the relationship between the philosopher Aristotle and his most famous pupil, the young Alexander the Great.
Great House By Nicole Krauss – A desk of many drawers exerts a power over those who possess it or have given it away.  A meaningful series of interconnected stories that has received wonderful reviews
Hell’s Corner By David Baldacci – John Carr, aka Oliver Stone, has been requested by the president to serve his country on another high-risk, covert mission.  A Camel Club thriller.
I Still Dream About You By Fannie Flagg – The popular author is back with another southern charmer full of mystery and hilarity.
The Illumination By Kevin Brockmeier – In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes written by a husband to his wife passes into the keeping of a hospital patient, and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely.
In the Company of Others By Jan Karon – Episocopal priest Tim Kavanaugh has used every excuse to not leave his parish in Mitford, but now that he’s retired, he decides on a trip to the land of his Irish ancestors.
Judas Gate By Jack Higgins – A disturbing audiotape from an ambush in Afghanistan seems to suggest that some of the Taliban voices have a British accent.  Sean Dillon is in charge of hunting the traitors, but as he is going to war — the war is coming to him.
Khan: Empire of Silver By Conn Iggulden – The author presents the latest title in his epic series of the life and times of the infamous Genghis Khan.
The Lake of Dreams By Kim Edwards – Remember The Memory Keeper’s Daughter?  Back with her second book, the author recounts the story of Lucy Jarrett who returns  to upstate New York to find herself haunted by her father’s death.
Left Neglected By Lisa Genova – The author of Still Alice, relates the story supermom, Sarah Nickerson, whose jam-packed life comes to a screeching halt when an accident causes a traumatic brain injury.
Lord of Misrule By Jaimy Gordon – A look at the rock-bottom characters who inhabit the world of cheap horse racing at Indian Mound Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia.
Luka and the Fire of Life By Salman Rushdie – The author revisits the magical world he first brought to life in Haroun and the Sea of Stories.  Luka, Haroun’s younger brother, must save his father from certain doom.
Midsummer Night By Freda Warrington – A story of the world of Aetherials—the fair folk—and their encounters with the inhabitants of a remote British estate.  Magic.
Moonlight Mile By Dennis Lehane – Investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro return in this thriller that once again finds them searching for a missing Amanda McCready.
An Object of Beauty By Steve Martin – The well-known entertainer and author has garnered great reviews in this latest book featuring the art world of New York City.
Of Love and Evil By Anne Rice – Following his introduction in Angel Time, Toby O’Dare travels to the world of fifteenth-century Rome.  Once again, the angel Malchiah needs him to solve a terrible crime.
The Orchid Affair By Lauren Willig – A new heroine is introduced in this historical suspense series featuring the mysterious spy known as the Pink Carnation. Laura Grey trades in her life as a governess to join the Selwick Spy School.
Our Kind of Traitor By John le Carré – Lehman Brothers has collapsed and Britain is on the brink of economic collapse. A young English couple, vacationing in Antigua, has a fateful encounter with Dima, a Russian money launderer.
The Passages of H.M.: A Novel of Herman Melville By Jay Parini – From the author of The Last Station, the story of the adventurous life and tragic literary career of Herman Melville.
The Poison Tree By Erin Kelly – A psychological thriller about the secrets that remain when a bohemian summer of excess turns deadly.  Intriguing characters and a shocker of an ending.
The Radleys By Matt Haig “The Radleys is, first and foremost, the remarkable story of a family, born of denial and deceit, learning to tell the truth.  That the family in question happens to be undead is secondary…”  Vampires.
Redback by Kirk Russell – June, 1989. U.S.-Mexico border.  A DEA undercover operation goes horribly wrong and informant Billy Takado is killed.  The fallout costs Special Agent John Marques his career.  Eighteen years later, the past returns.
The Red Garden By Alice Hoffman – The noted author presents the haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts with its glimpse of small-town America and three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption.
Rescue By Anita Shreve – “A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage.”
The Secret Soldier By Alex Berenson – John Wells may have left the CIA, but he hasn’t left the high-stakes world of espionage, where hidden battles determine the fate of nations.
Separate Beds By Elizabeth Buchan – A story of economic breakdown and romantic recovery from the author of the Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.
Strategic Moves By Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is enjoying his usual dinner at Elaine’s when his boss at Woodman & Weld begins to talk about a partnership.
Sunset Park By Paul Auster – Contemporary America is illuminated in the stories of a wide range of characters who are brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the months of the 2008 economic collapse.
Swamplandia! By Karen Russell – In the swamps of the Florida Everglades, we are introduced to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine, who finds herself managing a gator-wrestling theme park. Great reviews!
Three Seconds By Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström – Piet Hoffman is the Swedish police’s most valuable undercover agent.  He is working inside the Polish mafia that is trying to take over amphetamine distribution within Sweden’s prison system.  Scandinavian crime!
The Trials of Zion By Alan M. Dershowitz – An act of terrorism brings the tensions of the Middle East to a boiling point.  In the midst of this turmoil, a young Jewish, American lawyer joins the legal team of a possibly innocent Palestinian.
The Twelfth Imam By Joel C. Rosenberg – A Mideast thriller “ripped from the headlines.”
Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen – During the winter of 1777, Washington’s battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia to face the deadly winter at Valley Forge.
The Wake of Forgiveness By Bruce Machart – In the winter of 1910 a Texan boy, Karel, rides in an ultimate high-stakes race against a Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters.  Hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers’ futures and his own fate.
What the Night Knows By Dean Koontz – Chilling suspense in a ghost story unlike any you may have ever read.
The Weekend By Bernhard Schlink – The author of The Reader returns with the story of old friends and lovers who reunite for a weekend after spending decades apart. But the reminiscences are not at all typical of the usual ones about old times.
West of Here By Jonathan Evison – In 1889, the rugged alpine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula remained America’s last frontier.  At the foot of the Elwha River, the outpost of Port Bonita is about to become a boom town.
The Winter Ghosts By Kate Mosse – The author of Labyrinth returns with a haunting tale of two lives who are touched by war, but are transformed by courage.
The Wolves of Andover By Kathleen Kent – From the author of The Heretic’s Daughter comes a story of love and intrigue set in the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts.