June 30, 2005
In the past week, we have reviewed seven books ranging from mystery thrillers to biographical works to cookbooks. Check out a Disney Imagineer’s persepective of Magic Kingdom in The Imagineering Field Guide to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Or if you’re more interested in non-fictional works, get an insider’s perspective on the intriguing Hillary Rodham Clinton in The Truth About Hillary or humorous advice from a father to his daughters in Boys Will Put You on a Pedastal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt). If you have been reading the Lincoln Rhyme novels or the Stephanie Plum series, revel in their most recent releases, The Twelfth Card and Eleven on Top. During your leisure time, treat yourself to the thrilling summer read, Skinny Dip. Finally, indulge in the recipes of True Blueberry and discover the scope of this healthy and delicious berry.
June 29, 2005
The cunning Jo Slater of Social Crimes makes a comeback in Jane Stanton HitchcockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s One Dangerous Lady. In another zealous novel of crime and passion, Jo finds herself tied up in the disappearance of the object of her affection, wealthy Englishman Russell Cole. As Jo tries to uncover the mystery of ColeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disappearance, she discovers a dark past of her own. One Dangerous Lady is a dangerously thrilling summer read.
Jane Stanton Hitchcock is a New York Times bestselling author; this is her fourth novel. The publisher of One Dangerous Lady is Miramax Books.
Succeeding her NY Times bestselling book Something Borrowed, Something Blue is Emily GriffinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s latest novel about love, hope and forgiveness. Darcy and Rachel, the memorable characters of Something Borrowed, also front Something Blue. The twist is that now Giffin offers the perspective of Darcy as she struggles through the loss of her fiancÃƒÂ© to her best friend and the oncoming birth of her baby.
Author Emily Giffin attended Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Giffin now lives in Atlanta and writes full time. Something Blue is published by St. MartinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Press.
No beach day is complete without good food. In The Beach House Cookbook, Barbara Scott-Goodman offers over 75 recipes that are sure to satisfy and entertain every beach bod. Recipes include appetizers, soups, sandwiches, main courses, desserts and drinks; all perfect for seaside settings and outdoor gatherings.
Barbara Scott-Goodman writes, art directs and designs her own cookbooks. The Beach House Cookbook is published by Chronicle Books.
June 26, 2005
Blueberries have made their way into our favorite recipes from haute culture restaurants to grandmasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ country kitchens for as long as we can remember. Not only is this distinctive fruit pleasing to our palate, but it is also beneficial for our health. Author Linda Dannenberg teams up with photographer Zeva Oelbaum to deliver 80 fresh and exciting recipes from renowned chefs as well as home cooks.
Linda Dannenberg is a respected writer of fine cuisine and Zeva Oelbaum is an award-winning photographer. True Blueberry is published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang.
June 25, 2005
Chaz Perrone is a corrupt marine scientist who is only in his field for the money. Chaz engages in countless crooked dealings in order to make a monetary profit. When Chaz believes that his beautiful wife Joey has uncovered his illegal scam, he makes a failed attempt to kill her. This novel about the discrepancies of politics, the environment and love is a wonderful summer read.
Carl Hiaasen is the author of ten previous novels and writes for the Miami Herald. The publisher of Skinny Dip is Warner Books.
June 24, 2005
Real-life dad Philip Van Munching offers his personal advice for adolescent girls in this entertaining guide to parenting and growing. Van Munching covers all the issues and conflicts that girls inevitably face, from tattoos to gossip to, of course, boys. Hilarious anecdotes that fill the book include his wish for his daughters to wait until his death before having sex. Katie Couric contributes with an introduction for her Ã¢â‚¬Å“personal Dr. Phil.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Philip Van Munching is the father of two daughters. Simon & Schuster is the publisher of this book.
June 23, 2005
Former first lady and current senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the most influential women in American politics. Edward Klein offers an insiderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s view of Hillary and her triumphs, hardships and aspirations. This book is sure to make an impact on AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perspective of the anticipated first female presidential candidate.
Edward Klein has worked for Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine. The publisher is Sentinal, a part of Penguin Group.
June 22, 2005
Janet Evanovich brings Stephanie Plum back once again in the eleventh novel of the Stephanie Plum series. This time around, Stephanie decides to quit her job under her cousin Vinnie to find a more conventional job. As usual, Evanovich and Stephanie entertain the reader with hilarious stories involving disasters of all kinds, from automobiles to weddings.
The two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dily award Janet Evanovich resides in New Hampshire, working on her next Stephanie Plum novel. Eleven on Top is published by St. Martin’s Press.
June 21, 2005
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The Twelfth Card is the newest Lincoln Rhyme novel by Jeffery Deaver, following The Vanished Man. Rhyme is a paraplegic forensic investigator on a quest to discover the motives behind the stalker of Geneva Settle, a black high-school student. The tempermental Rhyme and his protÃƒÂ©gÃƒÂ©/lover Amelia Sachs make an unsurpassable detective team.
Jeffery Deaver is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the author of twenty novels. The Twelfth Card is published by Simon & Schuster.