Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson Allen

February 28, 2012

Summary: In this book, Moira Anderson Allen, former editor of Dog Fancy, offers guidance on how to cope with the loss of a pet. With a background in counseling, she interweaves advice and coping strategies with tips and comments from real pet owners who have been through the situation before. She touches not only on […]


Heat Rises by Richard Castle

February 25, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle’s most thrilling mystery yet. The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat’s […]


Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

February 20, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O’Reilly The anchor of The O’Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of […]


The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler

February 17, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Lamour Harrington’s husband died two years ago. Since then, she has immersed herself in her landscape architecture, but even creating beautiful outdoor “rooms” can’t bring back her sense of peace. When she’s faced with a devastating truth about the husband she adored, Lamour needs a place to recharge. She returns […]


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

February 14, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They’ve tested France’s first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test […]


NYT Bestsellers 21212

February 12, 2012

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: HOME FRONT, by Kristin Hannah THE CAPTURE OF THE EARL OF GLENCRAE, by Stephanie Laurens EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, by Jonathan Safran Foer THE SUMMER GARDEN, by Sherryl Woods THE HELP, by Kathryn […]


The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Macker

February 10, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD […]


The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

February 7, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan’s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. Following a dozen families and […]


Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather

February 3, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Willa Cather’s first published novel, set in Boston, London, and Paris, is the story of a man unable to resolve the contradictions in his own nature. The central figures are Bartley Alexander, a world-famous engineer; his wife; Winifred, a Boston society matron; and his former love, Hilda Burgoyne, a London […]