Cicero by Anthony Everitt

July 31, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents’ sexual peccadilloes. […]


Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman

July 28, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): April Epner teaches high school Latin, wears flannel jumpers, and is used to having her evenings free. Bernice Graverman brandishes designer labels, favors toad-sized earrings, and hosts her own tacky TV talk show: Bernice G! But behind the glitz and glam, Bernice has followed the life of the daughter she […]


High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton by Ann Coulter

July 25, 2012

Synopsis (from the publisher): The book that started it all! Ann Coulter’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton . Written with Coulter’s trademark irreverent wit, the bestselling High Crimes and Misdemeanors is available for the first time in paperback. Readers of Ann Coulter’s bestselling Slander will love High Crimes and Misdemeanors . […]


By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie

July 21, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about “something behind the fireplace,” Tommy […]


The Right Man by David Frum

July 17, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): The Right Man is the first inside account of a historic year in the Bush White House, by the presidential speechwriter credited with the phrase axis of evil. David Frum helped make international headlines when President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address linked international terrorists to Iran, Iraq, […]


Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

July 14, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious […]


Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

July 10, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins’ affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman—a girl Will had once loved—was found brutally murdered in her family’s basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him […]


Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC for Dummies

July 7, 2012

My mom has a relatively old PC and is starting to have some problems with it. Since I can’t run over to her house to help every time something happens, I’m thinking of ordering this Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC for Dummies reference book for her. This guide is actually a 6-in-1 volume that covers […]


Live Wire by Harlan Coben

July 6, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the voluptuous femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves all right: She’s eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, […]


A Simple Act of Violence by RJ Ellory

July 3, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): R. J. Ellory’s latest paperback is his most timely, menacing serial killer novel yet, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.. As in his globally acclaimed A Quiet Belief in Angels, it is a stunning work of suspense guaranteed to keep the reader awake at night. Set in […]