Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

October 29, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a […]

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NY Times Bestsellers 102511

October 25, 2011

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett THE AFFAIR, by Lee Child THE MARRIAGE PLOT, by Jeffrey Eugenides THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE, by Darcie Chan Combined Print & E-Book […]

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Promise Me by Harlan Coben

October 21, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn’t thrown a punch. He hasn’t held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn’t called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of […]

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

October 20, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is […]

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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

October 16, 2011

Plot summay (from the publisher): MAIN STREET follows the life of young Carol Milford, a liberal, free-spirited young woman who has moved to the backward and stultified town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota with her conservative husband Will Kennicott. Finding life in Gopher Prairie too confining, Carol sets out to reform the town, forming clubs and […]

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In a slump

October 14, 2011

I am in the midst of a terrible reading slump right now. There was a point where I had nearly 40 reviews queued up for this blog because I was finishing books faster than I was posting. But those days are long gone. I have maybe two reviews queued up and two that I haven’t […]

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Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

October 12, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it’s up to Hannah to find a killer… Between […]

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Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

October 7, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): The arrival of two newcomers in the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a bitter feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. While the Reverend Maybold creates a furore among the village’s musicians with his decision to abolish the church’s traditional ‘string choir’ and replace it with a […]

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NY Times Bestsellers 100511

October 5, 2011

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & Ebook Fiction THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett LETHAL, by Sandra Brown THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE, by Darcie Chan HEAT RISES, by Richard Castle SON OF STONE, by Stuart Woods Combined Print & Ebook Nonfiction HEAVEN IS […]

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Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

October 3, 2011

Summary: This is an audiobook collection of Edgar Allan Poe short stories and poetry, including “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Purloined Letter,” “The Thousand-and-Second Night of Scheherazade,” “A Descent into the Maelstrom,” “The Raven,” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” All works are read by David Case. “Murders in the Rue Morgue” is […]

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