The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

May 30, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the […]


The Red Thread by Ann Hood

May 29, 2011

Plot summary (with possible spoilers): Maya Lange runs the Red Thread adoption agency, which specializes in helping hopeful American couples adopt baby girls from China. Suffering from pervasive memories of her own baby daughter’s death in a freak accident and the subsequent divorce that left her alone and lonely, Maya uses her work to help […]


Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley

May 27, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): For the past twenty-five years, no one has been better at revealing secrets than Oprah Winfrey. On what is arguably the most influential show in television history, she has gotten her guests—often the biggest celebrities in the world—to bare their love lives, explore their painful pasts, admit their transgressions, reveal their […]


NYT Best Sellers 052311

May 23, 2011

Here are some of the New York Times best sellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-book Fiction: 1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen 2. BURIED PREY, by John Sandford 3. DEAD RECKONING, by Charlaine Harris 4. 10TH ANNIVERSARY, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 5. SOMETHING BORROWED, by […]


Bossypants by Tina Fey

May 20, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on […]


Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

May 18, 2011

Synopsis (from the publisher): Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand’s greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex. Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the […]


Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

May 15, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): It’s Tri-County fair time and Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with more than mosquitoes. Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, is hot on the trail of a killer whose perfect carnival prize would be getting away with murder… It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not […]


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

May 14, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and […]


The Mirror Crack’d by Agatha Christie

May 12, 2011

Plot summary (with spoilers): Marina Gregg is a famous American actress who has just purchased a house in tiny St. Mary Mead with her new husband Jason Rudd. To celebrate the event, Marina and Jason decide to have a party to greet a select few of their new neighbors. Among the guests is Heather Badcock, […]


NY Times Bestsellers 50911

May 8, 2011

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-book Fiction: 1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen 2. SOMETHING BORROWED, by Emily Giffin 3. THE SIXTH MAN, by David Baldacci 4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett 5. A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. […]