Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

September 30, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Graciela “Ace” Jones is mad–mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for “riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;” at her friend Chloe’s abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love […]


Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami

September 26, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): In this propulsive novel by the author of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Elephant Vanishes, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table. […]


Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants by Lee Goldberg

September 23, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): The husband of Monk’s former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she’s ready to reclaim her place in Monk’s life-much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few […]


The Collectors by David Baldacci

September 17, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Oliver Stone and his Camel Club are in a race to stop a man who is determined to auction off America to the highest bidder: Roger Seagraves is selling America to her enemies, one devastating secret at a time. On a local level, Annabelle Conroy, the most gifted con artist […]


I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

September 13, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is […]


High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly by Donald Spoto

September 9, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly, bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of Hollywood’s legendary actresses. In just seven years–from 1950 through 1956–Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From the principled Amy Fowler […]


NY Times Bestsellers 9513

September 5, 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 HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty WICKED FIRSTS, by Elisabeth Naughton and others MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis HIGH HEAT, by Lee Child Combined Print & […]


Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

September 3, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your […]