Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

July 31, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny […]


NYT Bestsellers 72713

July 27, 2013

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith THE ENGLISH GIRL, by Daniel Silva FIRST SIGHT, by Danielle Steel INFERNO, by Dan Brown HUNTING EVE, by Iris Johansen Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction: THIS TOWN, by […]


Juliet in August by Dianne Warren

July 25, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Juliet is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town—a dusty oasis on the edge of a vast stretch of sand. It’s easy to believe nothing of consequence happens here, but the hills vibrate with the rich stories of its people: Lee, a rancher afraid to accept responsibility for the land his adoptive […]


One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard

July 21, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to become the smallest school in […]


The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

July 16, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two […]


Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

July 10, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): A “saintly” old candy-store owner is on the lam-and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead drug dealers and slippery fugitives on the chase of her life. And with the help of eccentric friends and family, Steph […]


Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii by Lee Goldberg

July 7, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Some people think Hawaii is paradise. But Monk knows that danger—like dirt—lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant, Natalie, isn’t exactly thrilled about Monk’s latest investigation. […]


The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

July 3, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by […]