The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

September 27, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment […]


Calico Joe by John Grisham

September 23, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly […]


Broken Harbor by Tana French

September 19, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter […]


The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein

September 16, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): Think you know the real Barack Obama? You don’t—not until you’ve read The Amateur In this stunning exposé, bestselling author Edward Klein—a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine—pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White […]


Teach Yourself to Play Electronic Keyboard

September 13, 2012

I used to take piano lessons a long time ago, and am now thinking about getting into it again. But instead of buying a full-sized piano, I’m going to start with an electronic keyboard, which is both more manageable and more affordable. I’ve seen plenty of good deals on splendid keyboards and accessories, so I’m […]


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

September 12, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Marriage can be a real killer. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick […]


Saving Faith by David Baldacci

September 10, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher):In the field of popular fiction David Baldacci is far ahead of the competition. Continuing his string of New York Times bestsellers, Baldacci presents his most electrifying story to date-a novel of nonstop action, vividly etched characters, and an astounding vision of the inner sanctums of our government. Not far from […]


Tales from the Greek Legends by Edward Ferrie

September 8, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valour against a host of monsters – the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by […]


Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

September 4, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in […]


Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

September 2, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): If the preacher’s wife’s petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson—a woman half […]