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Week of August 8, 2011

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Week of August 8, 2011

Gail Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion and courage in LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, her memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife.

Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey - Historical Fiction


Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, 10-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day would come so soon.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee - Medical History


Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. 

The Glitter Scene by Monika Fagerholm - Mystery


Teenage Johanna --- who lives in a remote coastal town in Finland --- sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father.

The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King - Suspense


Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell encounter a violent religious fanatic who seriously wounds Holmes’s son and may be after his granddaughter next.

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir Of Friendship by Gail Caldwell - Memoir


Gail Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. 

My Hollywood by Mona Simpson - Fiction


Lola, a Filipino mother of five, takes a job as a nanny in America to pay for her daughter’s education, bringing some stability to a rocky Hollywood household.

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir by Bill Clegg - Memoir


Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would very nearly cost him his life.

The Typist by Michael Knight - Historical Fiction


This rich and powerful work of historical fiction expertly chronicles both the politics of the Pacific theater of World War II, and the personal relationships borne from the tragedies of warfare.

Love, Honor, and Betray by Kimberla Lawson Roby - Fiction


When her husband, Reverend Black, takes in the daughter he fathered through an affair, Charlotte embarks on an affair or two of her own.

A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the Cia, and the Rise Of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Ian Johnson - History


Culled from an array of sources, A MOSQUE IN MUNICH interweaves tales of a Nazi scholar turned postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders across the globe, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naive CIA men eager to fight communism with a new weapon: Islam.