Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Book Alert--September Fiction Titles

This is one of many Alerts for titles published in September. If you click on the title, you will be able to reserve the book or audio in our catalog.

ican wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld. The epic and intimate story of an ordinary woman thrust into extraordinary circumstances when she becomes first lady. Contemporary Fiction. (Bookletters) (If you haven't heard about this one, you must have been locked in a closet. It's been reviewed in everything! Based upon the life of Laura Bush, some reviewers have been disappointed when comparing it to her other titles. Laura Bush may be the only one NOT reading it. Fans of Sittenfeld will gobble it up.)

The book of lies by Brad Meltzer.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon. (Publisher Description) Thriller. (Anyone else having flashbacks to the DaVinci Code?)

Brisingr, or, The seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular
by Chri
stopher Paolini. Book 3 of the Inheritance Series. The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix. Fantasy. (I included this title because there are many Adult fans of this series, including me! One more to go in the series after Brisingr.)

by Dennis Lehane

Set in Boston during and after WWI, this engrossing epic brings alive a pivotal period in our cultural maturation through a pulsing narrative that exposes social turmoil, political chicanery and racial prejudice, and encompasses the Spanish flu pandemic, the Boston police strike of 1919 and red-baiting and anti-union violence. (Publisher's Weekly) Thriller. (Looks like he's covered it all in 720 pages.)

Heat lightning by John Sandford. Summoned by Lucas Davenport to investigate a pair of murders in which the victims are found with lemons in their mouths, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers struggles to find a connection that could prevent additional killings. Suspense. (Suspense City like most of Sandford's.)

The heretic's daughter : a novel by Kathleen Kent. Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived. Historical Fiction. [This one hits close to home, a few centuries removed. We might even learn a little. Great reviews. Also of interest: Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution. (Bookletters)]

Stay tuned for more titles tomorrow.

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